Indianapolis 500: J.R. Hildebrand Contends Yellow Flag Came out Before Wreck
Indianapolis 500 Sees J.R. Hildebrand Contest Finish After Hitting Wall on Final Turn
The smokey finish you see pictured from J.R. Hildebrand is getting smokier.
The rookie driver had the lead going into turn four before getting up too high and smashing into the wall before hitting the final straightaway.
He skidded to a second-place finish against the wall while Dan Wheldon inherited the lead and his second Indianapolis 500 win.
But wait, according to the radio coverage on RaceControl, J.R. Hildebrand's camp is saying that the yellow flag actually hit before the race was won by the British driver.
Hildebrand, a rookie, looked like he would coast to victory after grabbing the white flag behind a series of fuel-related pit stops and mishaps from other drivers, but it wasn't to be.
Wheldon looked destined to take second place for the third straight year at Indy, but instead he pulled out a victory much like his first in 2005.
Reports say that the IndyCar officials already reviewed the video and confirmed Wheldon got the win.
If Hildebrand really is the one spouting off about the yellow flag, I would be surprised.
As a rookie in the IndyCar series that just crashed in the final turn on the last lap of the Indianapolis 500, Hildebrand should have nothing to gripe about.
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