Honda Named Indy 500 Winner After Close Call

Indy 500 Racecar

Ryan Hunter-Reay won his first Indy 500 recenly in a car powerd by Honda very much like this car which was featured at the Chicago Auto Show earlier this year.

It appears that racecar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay is a fan of killing two birds with one stone (not literally, of course). The Honda-powered driver claimed his first ever Indianapolis 500 victory recently at the 98th Indianapolis 500, handing Honda a victory as the Indy 500 winner, while also making history with the second-closest finish in 500 history—six hundredths of a second.

 

With the fastest pace in the first 300 miles in 500 history, Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves, who came in second place, and Honda-powered Marco Andretti raced for victory after a late-race red flag set up a six-lap shootout to the finish. While Hunter-Reay and Castroneves traded the lead throughout the final six laps, Hunter-Reay finally pulled to the lead, making Honda the Indy 500 winner for the third time in the last three years, while simultaneously beating out Chevy-powered Castroneves.

 

If you’re interested in seeing how Honda Racing’s power transfers to every-day cars, make sure you stop by Basney Honda for a test drive today!

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