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2011 Indy 500: J.R. Hildebrand’s Indianapolis Heartbreak Is One for the Ages

The race was over. The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 was going to a rookie driver, J.R. Hildebrand. There was nobody close to him. All he had to do was cross the finish line. That's it. Just keep it in the road. And then...Disaster struck! He slams into the wall! WHOOAAAHH! Did he just do that? Are you kidding me? He had it won!Unbelievable! How is he ever going to live that down? This is Bill Buckner in the '86 Series. This is Scott Norwood in the Super Bowl. Nick Anderson in the NBA Finals. In fact, this may be worse than all of them.This was making one more turn. This was the 800th turn of the day. If Anderson had made 799 straight free throws before bricking the last ones, then he might have some competition. If Tom Watson's put...

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