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The 101'st running of the 2017 Indianapolis 500 was jam-packed with action over the weekend with some crazy crashes, engine failures and the first ever Japanese driver to ever win the US's most loved racing spectacle.

Fernando Alonso put in a superb performance, leading the race for a while and challenging for the win until, with just 21 laps to go, his Honda-powered racer packed up forcing him to retire. In all three Honda's and two Chevy's suffered engine failure.

The biggest crash of the day saw Scott Dixon's car flying through the air and landing on the safety barrier after coming into contact with Jay Howard's machine. Howard lost control, hit the outside barrier and went gliding across the track into the path of Dixon, who was without doubt saved by his safety-cell, causing the race to be red-flagged.

A while later after the restart, there was a five-car pileup resulting from drivers jostling for position. This caused another delay but made for an exciting dash for the finish in the last few laps. Al-in-all nine cars retired due to accidents with Buddy Lazier taking a trip to the hospital complaining of chest pains.

After the final restart, it was neck and neck racing with the lead changing hands three times in the last 20 or so laps. The final pass came with just five to go when Takuma Sato drafted past Helio Castroneves to hold on to the end, fighting off a pass attempt on the penultimate lap and becoming the first Japanese driver ever to win the Indy 500.

Watch the video below for a quick overview of all the thrills and spills!

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