Takuma Sato, right, of Japan, spins in the first turn under Dario Franchitti, of Scotland, on the final lap of IndyCar's Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 27, 2012.
Wife Ashley Judd can't contain her emotions as she congratulates her victorious husband Dario Franchitti.
Dario Franchitti wears his milk and the victory wreath.
Drink your milk
Dario Franchitti earns the celebratory bottle of milk after his epic victory.
Dario Franchitti revels in his third victory at the Indianapolis 500.
It takes a team
Crew members push Dario Franchitti's car into Victory Lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Ashley Judd is a famous actress, but on this day she takes a back seat to her husband, driver Dario Franchitti.
Catch the sound
Cars race down the frontstretch as the fans stand up and salute them. Getty ImagesJonathan Ferrey
Tony Kanaan leads for a couple spurts during the race, however his frustration continues as he is still without an Indy 500 win.
Marco Andretti runs into some bad fortune and nails the wall.
Ganassi drivers Scott Dixon (front) and Dario Franchitti enjoy some time at the front of the pack.
Late night guru
TV talk show host and IndyCar owner David Letterman takes in the race from the pit area.
Will Power, Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe come down pit road.
Clean it up
Safety workers clear the track of debris after Mike Conway and Will Power make contact.
Bryan Clauson loses control and spins in Turn 1.
Down and out
Will Power comes to a stop after his collision early in the race.
Fans wearing white sunglasses salute their fallen hero Dan Wheldon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
First lap fever
Ryan Briscoe leads the field through the first turn at the start of the Indianapolis 500.
Going for a ride
Will Power and Mike Conway make contact in the first turn, which sends the latter airborne.
Fans wear white sunglasses to pay tribute to Dan Wheldon.
Ryan Briscoe leads James Hinchcliffe and the rest of the pack as the Indianapolis 500 gets under way.
The fans are in their seats and ready to roar during the the ceremonial lap before the start of the Indy 500.
IndyCar owner Bryan Herta pays tribute to the late Dan Wheldon before the race by driving the car the latter used to win the 2011 Indy 500.
Scott Dixon, driver of the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda hugs Susie Wheldon, the wife of the late Dan Wheldon, prior to the start of the day's action. Getty ImagesNick Laham
Waiting for the winner
The Borg Warner Trophy sits on pit road before the Indianapolis 500. Who will claim the prize this year?
More star power
TV star Maria Menounos, an avid sports fan, walks the red carpet before the Indy 500 excitement.
Does America have talent? Thankfully, Howie Mandel is on hand to pass judgment on the day's proceedings.
Rubber to burn
Matching sets of tires are stacked and ready for driver Josef Newgarden.
Tony Kanaan is gonna need a razor sharp car out there and one of his crew members is doing everything to make that happen.
"Dancing With the Stars" contestant Derek Hough poses for a picture with some adoring fans at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
A little help
Crew members for Katherine Legge push her car into the inspection area. Here's hoping it passes.
Gas it up
The crews for Ryan Hunter-Reay (front) and Katherine Legge get the cars ready in the fueling area.
Set up your view
Fans get their lawn chairs and umbrellas ready for a great view outside Turn 2.
Now that's some serious headgear. This fan is raring to go in the infield.
It's for Dan
A banner beseeching fans to pick up glasses to honor the late Dan Wheldon flies next to the legendary pagoda at IMS.
Sunrise over Indy
The sun begins to peek out on the horizon as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway preps for the big day of racing.