May 27, 2014
Some numbers to note from the 98th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race:
1 -- Ryan Hunter-Reay is the first winner of the race from Florida. Overall, 21 states are represented among 49 drivers.
3 -- Indianapolis 500 victories for team owner Michael Andretti, who also won in 2005 (Dan Wheldon) and 2007 (Dario Franchitti).
6 -- Finishing position by rookie Kurt Busch, who was voted the Sunoco Rookie of the Year.
7 -- All seven rookies were on the lead lap and running at the finish.
19 -- Starting position for Hunter-Reay. The only other driver to win from the same starting position was Bill Vukovich in 1954.
20 -- Drivers on the lead lap at the finish for an event record.
22 -- Positions gained relative to his starting spot for rookie Sage Karam, who finished ninth.
28 -- It was the first time that car 28 won the race.
34 -- Lead changes among 11 drivers, including rookie Mikhail Aleshin.
56 -- Hunter-Reay led a field-high 56 laps after starting 19th. The last time a driver led the most laps of the race from a lower starting position was in 1975, when Wally Dallenbach led a race-high 96 laps after starting from the 21st position.
186.563 -- The winning average speed in miles per hour, the second-fastest in race history. The record was set by Tony Kanaan when he won the 2013 race at 187.433 mph.
225.191 -- Fastest race lap in miles per hour on Lap 182 by Juan Pablo Montoya, who also had the fastest lap by a leader at 223.858 mph.
6,105 -- Record number of laps completed by the 33 drivers. The record was 5,863 laps completed by the 33-car field in 2013.
-- Dollars earned by Hunter-Reay for his first Indianapolis 500 victory.
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