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Indy 500 Results 2014: Complete Standings from Thrilling Race

May 25, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; IndyCar Series driver Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates after winning the 2014 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
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Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIMay 26, 2014

The 2014 Indianapolis 500 featured one of the wildest finishes in the 98-year history of the race, and there were a number of big names looking to push toward the front by the end.

Ryan Hunter-Reay was able to win his first career Indy 500, but it wasn't easy, as he and Helio Castroneves continued to go back and forth down the stretch. Hunter-Reay ended up winning by just 0.06 seconds, and according to Ray Wert from Tiny Toy Car, that was the second-closest finish in the history of the race:

It was a very big day for Hunter-Reay, but let's take a look at the complete results from the race, followed by a breakdown of the top three finishers.

 

2014 Indy 500 Results
PlaceDriverLaps
1Ryan Hunter-Reay200
2Helio Castroneves200
3Marco Andretti200
4Carlos Munoz200
5Juan Pablo Montoya200
6Kurt Busch200
7Sebastien Bourdais200
8Will Power200
9Sage Karam200
10JR Hildebrand200
11Oriol Servia200
12Simon Pagenaud200
13Alex Tagliani200
14Jacques Villeneuve200
15Sebastian Saavedra200
16James Davison200
17Carlos Huertas200
18Ryan Briscoe200
19Takuma Soto200
20Jack Hawksworth200
21Mikhail Aleshin198
22Justin Wilson198
23Martin Plowman196
24Pippa Mann193
25Townsend Bell190
26Tony Kanaan177
27Ed Carpenter175
28James Hinchcliffe175
29Scott Dixon167
30Josef Newgarden157
31Charlie Kimball149
32Buddy Lazier87
33Graham Rahal44
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Ryan Hunter-Reay

INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 25:  Ryan Hunter-Reay driver of the #28 DHL Andretti Autosport Chevrolet Dallara celebrates with is wife Beccy after winning the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 25, 2014 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indian
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It was a huge day not only for Hunter-Reay, but for IndyCar fans in the United States. According to ESPN Stats and Info, the driver was the first American-born winner since Sam Hornish won it back in 2006:

Hunter-Reay definitely earned his win. Officials were forced to wave the red flag with nine laps to go, and once they restarted the race, it was a one-on-one battle between Hunter-Reay and Castroneves. The two drivers pulled out all of the moves they could to get in front, but Hunter-Reay was able to come out just barely in front.

"My dream has come true," he told Nate Ryan of USA Today. "I've watched this race since I was in diapers sitting on the floor in front of the TV. My son did it today. I'm thrilled. This is an American tradition."

While the win itself will be memorable for Hunter-Reay, it's also a big win in regard to the IndyCar standings. The 33-year-old is currently at the top of the standings with 274 points thanks to two wins and four top-five finishes. He's led 165 laps in five starts this season and is 40 points ahead of Will Power, who is currently in second in the standings.

After a hot start to the season, Hunter-Reay will be looking to finish the year strong and come away with his second career IndyCar Series title.

 

Helio Castroneves

May 25, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; IndyCar Series driver Ryan Hunter-Reay (28) crosses the start/finish line in front of  Helio Castroneves (3) to win the 2014 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Spor
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Castroneves was so close to winning his fourth career Indy 500 to tie A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears for the most victories ever, but he came up short.

Still, considering how exciting the finish was, he can't be upset with how well he raced. Castroneves admitted it stung a little, though, according to Chris Jenkins of USA Today:

Great race. It's interesting when second place kind of sucks, you know? But certainly I'm taking the positives out of this. I think you guys had fun. I had a great time. He did everything he could. I did everything I could, obviously. ... It's great to see an American driver win.

The last time Castroneves won the Indy 500 was in 2009, and he's been fighting for the past five years to get win No. 4. Before this year's race, the closest he had come was sixth last year. He'll have to wait yet another year to try and tie the elusive record.

Castroneves will now have to move on and continue to make a run for the IndyCar series title. Despite not winning a race yet, he's currently in third place with 55 laps led. Fortunately, there's plenty of time for him to move up the board and challenge Hunter-Reay for the top spot in the standings.

 

Marco Andretti

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 25: Marco Andretti, driver of the #25 Snapple Andretti Autosport Honda Dallara, leads Helio Castroneves of Brazil, driver of the #3 Pennzoil Ultra Platinum Penske Chevrolet Dallara, during the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 at
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Despite being so close once again, the Andretti curse continues, as Marco Andretti finished third for the third time in his career.

The Andretti family has only won the Indy 500 once, and that came from Marco's grandfather, Mario Andretti, way back in 1969. Since then, no one has been able to kiss the bricks, although Marco was able to get as close as second back in 2006.

"I'm secretly watching [Marco], saying, 'C'mon, get up there! If you can pass him, do it!'" Marco's father, Michael Andretti, told John Oreovicz from ESPN.com. "But I saw his car didn't have the speed. I think they were both really good, but I think [Hunter-Reay] was a little more trimmed, and had a little more speed. I knew at that point if we were going to win it, it would most likely be with Ryan."

Marco only has two career IndyCar wins, and he'll need to add to that win total if he hopes to be near the top of the IndyCar standings by the end of the season.

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