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Indianapolis 500: J.R. Hildebrand’s Agony of Defeat

I cannot possibly imagine what J.R. Hildebrand is feeling right now. The rookie driver literally had the centennial Indianapolis 500 in the bag—until he made perhaps the most inexplicable mistake ever witnessed at the legendary oval.   The fact that Hildebrand had the lead at all is amazing. That he lost this race the way he did, is almost unfathomable. How did he hit the wall so close to the finish? Did he lose focus thinking about what it would feel like to see the checkered flag in a few more seconds?      "It's a helpless feeling,“ said Hildebrand, who added that he was attempting to pass fellow rookie Charlie Kimball when he hit the fourth turn wall.  "I caught him in the wrong piece of track. ...

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