Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins 2012 Indy 500 title
Franchitti's teammate, Scott Dixon, finished second while Tony Kanaan finished third.
"I want to thank all the fans for saluting our Dan today," said Franchitti from the winners' circle, who was a close friend of Dan Wheldon who died in a race during the 2011 racing season. "What a race."
Weather in Indianapolis was a grueling 91 degrees during the three-plus hour race. Another favorite driver, Marco Andretti, crashed with 13 laps to go -- dashing his chances at the win.