SPEEDWAY (indiana's NewsCenter) - Dario Franchitti escaped a near disasterous final lap wreck, and went on to win his third Indianapolis 500 Sunday.
Franchitti, who at one point early in the race was dead last after spinning out in the pits, picked up the lead 40 laps from the end, lost it to two other drivers, and then held it through the final lap incident that saw closest pursuer Takumo Sato hit the south chute wall to win under caution, the way all three of his 500 wins have come.
Target Ganassi teammate Scott Dixon was second and Tony Kanaan third.
Franchitti, the 500 winner in 2007 and 2010, started 16th.
Ten different drivers held the lead at some point with 35 lead changes in the race.
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