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JR Hildebrand: Rookie Blows Lead After Crashing on Final Turn at Indy 500

JR Hildebrand Fails to Become First Rookie to Win Indy 500 Since 2001It had been 10 years since a rookie won the Indy 500, Helio Castroneves capturing the title in 2001.However, coming up to the final turn it was 23-year-old rookie JR Hildebrand that was leading the pack in his first Indy 500 start.Then, everything changed.On the final turn, with the title apparently in his hands, Hildebrand did the unthinkable: he crashed.READ MORE: Hangover: Starring Shaq, Brett Favre and Barry BondsWhat was so shocking about the crash, despite it being on the final turn, was that Hildebrand wasn't even being pressured by the second-place driver at the time, Dan Wheldon, and didn't need to take the turn very fast.In the end, Hildebrand's second-place fini...

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