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The Indianapolis 500 – By the Numbers

Although it’s already been run, the Indy 500 is a Memorial Day institution. Following Townsend Bell hitting the wall with only 10 laps to go, the race was stopped to clear debris from the track. When it was restarted Ryan Hunter-Reay (#28) took the victory flag after battling Helio Castroneves during the final six laps of the 200 lap/500 mile race.

Hunter-Reay earned 103 points and had an average MPH of 186.563. Castroneves (#3) took second with just 81 points and third place winner, Marco Andretti (25) of the famed Andretti racing family earned 71 points.

Once the racing is done, though, one of the most interesting parts of the Indy 500 (aside from a post-race trip to Gasoline Alley to meet everyone) is the logistics of what has long been America’s favorite car race. So thanks to WalletHub’s infographic, here is a breakdown of all the interesting numbers of this traditional event.

Courtesy of WalletHub.com

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