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Helio Castroneves wins 2021 Indy 500

The Brazilian wins the biggest prize in American open-wheel racing in a race that was wide open down the stretch.

Helio Castroneves of Brazil, driver of the AutoNation/SiriusXM Meyer Shank Racing Honda, stands on the grid prior to the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 30, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Helio Castroneves ran unabated to the finish line and won the 2021 Indy 500, his fourth win in the biggest race in American open-wheel racing.

The #06 AutoNation/SiriusXM Meyer Shank Racing Honda was the fastest car on the day, finishing in a time of 2:39:50, 0.493 seconds faster than Alex Palou. Castroneves overtook Palou on the last two laps of the race.

Castroneves was a +3000 underdog at DraftKings Sportsbook before the race. Palou was +1400 to take home the trophy and drink milk symbolizing racing immortality, but he still cashed as a Top 3 winner at +400.

The favorite Scott Dixon finished 17th in the field after his car ran out of gas before his first pit stop.

Here is the final order of finish for the 2021 Indianapolis 500.

2021 Indy 500 Final Table

Finish Driver Car No. Starting Position
Finish Driver Car No. Starting Position
1 Helio Castroneves 6 8
2 Alex Palou 10 6
3 Simon Pagenaud 22 26
4 Pato O'Ward 5 12
5 Ed Carpenter 20 4
6 Santino Ferrucci 45 23
7 Sage Karam 24 31
8 Rinus VeeKay 21 3
9 Juan Pablo Montoya 86 24
10 Tony Kanaan 48 5
11 Marcus Ericsson 8 9
12 Josef Newgarden 2 21
13 Conor Daly 47 19
14 Takuma Sato 30 15
15 J.R. Hildebrand 1 22
16 Colton Herta 26 2
17 Scott Dixon 9 1
18 Jack Harvey 60 20
19 Marco Andretti 98 25
20 Scott McLaughlin 3 17
21 James Hinchcliffe 29 16
22 Ryan Hunter-Reay 28 7
23 Dalton Kellett 4 30
24 Max Chilton 59 29
25 Pietro Fittipaldi 51 13
26 Sebastien Bourdais 14 27
27 Felix Rosenqvist 7 14
28 Ed Jones 18 11
29 Alexander Rossi 27 10
30 Will Power 12 32
31 Simona de Silvestro 16 33
32 Graham Rahal 15 18
33 Stefan Wilson 25 28

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