Dario Franchitti, driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, won the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 race. Franchitti clearly had the strongest car in the field, and led the race for 155 of the 200 laps. His performance may not have been good enough, had a last-lap crash not brought out a yellow caution flag. Franchitti's team was uncertain if the car had sufficient fuel for the last lap, and the yellow flag was what they needed to ensure a victory. A post race inspection revealed that Franchitti had just 1.5 gallons of methanol in the tank at race end, barely enough to complete a race lap under full throttle.
The win is Franchitti's second Indy 500 victory, and he shared this year's podium with second place finisher Dan Wheldon and third place finisher Alex Lloyd. A later review by race officials showed that Lloyd had passed several cars under the yellow flag, and his position was revised to sixth. Third place was ultimately awarded to Marco Andretti.