Ryan Hunter-Reay wins the Indy 500

Second place was the most advantageous place to be in the final laps of Sunday's Indianapolis 500.

After starting first on the race's final restart with six laps to go, Ryan Hunter-Reay traded the lead with Helio Castroneves four times and drove past Castroneves for the final time on the last lap to take the checkered flag in the second-closest finish in Indianapolis 500 history. - Nick Bromberg, From the Marbles

Ryan Hunter-Reay lifts his son, Ryden, after Hunter-Reay won the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 25, 2014

Ryan Hunter-Reay lifts his son, Ryden, after Hunter-Reay won the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman)

Indy 500 thriller as Hunter-Reay edges Castroneves

Ryan Hunter-Reay and his wife, Beccy Gordon, kiss the bricks as their son, Ryden, watches after Hunter-Reay won during the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 25, 2014

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 25, 2014

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates after winning the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 25, 2014

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates after winning the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 25, 2014

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 25, 2014

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 25, 2014

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Hunter-Reay holds off Castroneves to win Indy 500

Jacques Villeneuve, of Canada, drives through the first turn during the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman)