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A fitting finish for 50th anniversary

Target couldn’t have written a better script for last weekend’s Indianapolis 500, won by Dario Franchitti in the number 50 Target Honda.

Fans of the IndyCar racing series know that Franchitti’s Honda normally bears the number 10, but in recognition of Target’s golden anniversary the car and his uniform bore the number 50. Franchitti had won the Indy 500 on two prior occasions so the fact that he was running well throughout the day was no surprise.

The race featured more lead changes than any 500 ever, numerous accidents and at one point Franchitti spun his ride during a pit stop when he was bumped from behind.

It didn’t matter because he worked his way through the field and was in position to win on the final lap when he withstood a pass attempt by driver Takuma Sato who spun out. That enabled Franchitti to win the race while Target Chip Ganassi team mate Scott Dixon finished second in one of the more spectacular Indianapolis 500’s in recent memory.

To watch race highlights and a recap of the action, click here.

 

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