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FOXSports.com's Tommy Kendall shares his thoughts on the Indy 500.
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I'm Brian -- pleased to be John foxsports.com. Auto racing analysts Tommy Kendall recapping the Indy 500 Dario Franchitti became the seventh driver to win his third Indy 500. What impression the most about his victory. Well I mean literally everything he got spun around early on the pit he's a cool headed guy. But. Just the way they they manage the race and that last restart I thought that was common in it when most Otto has one speed it's full bonds guy and he was coming down so. Dario gave them that a squeeze which was legal. But if he doesn't -- the squeeze suffers through he gave the squeeze got up so you in some trouble saddest are suspect has. Has the awareness to pull away so that he doesn't it collected had to -- his car and then -- keep it going I mean it was truly a virtuoso performance. It's all right let's move motorists out of perspective do you think you've watched things it looked like he was an ideal position to take over the. Well I mean. He's got one speed -- he heard -- on the radio earlier saying hey cool and on the some of those passes he was making really late passes and when you're the guy in front and that was a really late past. Dario had every right to be coming in for the corner but you know Sutter is -- whether he's entitled to a not so that's -- he played so well I mean so I don't want to win his first Indy 500. On and everyone knows that's kind of his deal at its full tilt is gonna go for in hindsight I'm not sure he would do anything different but. I think the -- -- ample. Consideration that you be able once I got of the trip. Will power was knocked out the race after collision when Mike Conway power. Criticized Cowboys team after the race to think he has a widget. Beat me definitely as a legit beef big accident scary accident with you know in hindsight something that was a car that had been on the track. But the way things and all the B that it it which it happened it wasn't like the nose was completely hang up I'd go back to the replay to -- -- the -- was askew I suspect the officials also probably didn't know the severity -- was out there for five laps running around. So I mean obviously the consequences. Are where we're bad luck -- got hurt but. I don't think it was obvious that -- a car out there. Finally the Indy 500 has a stellar tradition but there were new elements of the race this year in terms of equipment and obviously the legacy of Dan Wheldon played a large role. What was your overall take away from the. Whether there's a lot I mean obviously the legacy you don't have you're defending champion Dan Wheldon under you know tragic circumstances you have your biggest name -- -- -- -- -- NASCAR Danica Patrick. Criticism on the new cars you know are they what they look like hardly a race. Let me say unequivocally. That was a spectacular Indy 500 we've had a lot of great finishes last year was dramatic and so for. This thing had at all he had enough fuel strategy and engine value at some failures he had Marco Andretti run up front big -- All kinds of stuff going on at the end yet Oriole Serbia coming from a lap down making passes on the outside like I'd never seen it in the and that final dramatic showdown with -- -- his teammate. And Tacoma -- I mean if you didn't enjoy that race you're not gonna like IndyCar race. Yet even for casual fan like myself there's no doubt the Indy 500 is alive and we appreciate inside they'll forget fox sports that -- you -- for auto racing needs -- Tommy Kendall. I'm Brian -- We'll see you next up.