Marcus Ericsson Wins Indy 500 In Thriller

After a late red flag held Marcus Ericsson in a two-lap shootout, the Sweedish driver went on to win the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Ericsson started the race in fifth position, but the 31-year-old former Formula 1 driver didn’t take a lead until the late red-caution stoppage — he held on during the shootout to secure his first Indianapolis 500 win in front of a crowd of more than 325,000 fans.

Even though Scott Dixon led for most of the race, he was met with heartbreak again in Indianapolis, as the six-time IndyCar Series champion secured pole position but lost the lead on lap 177 after being hit with a speeding penalty on pit row during his final pit stop with 23 laps to go.

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Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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