The 2011 Indianapolis 500 is in the books and my head is about ready to explode. This year provided some of the best racing, lead changes and heartbreak we have ever seen in the race's 100 year history.
After watching the re-air of the race late last night, the opening mentions a famous saying. They said "In this race, you're either first, or forgotten". After thinking about that quote, it couldn't be further from the truth than it is today. The win was great for Wheldon of course, but we will never forget the agony and crushing blow to the gut that JR Hildebrand and Panther Racing still feel this morning.
There were some interesting strategies that played out yesterday, and some surprising drivers at the front of the field in the end. There were also some drivers that we normally see up front that were nowhere to be found.
Taking a look now, at the five biggest surprises in the 95th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.