AP PHOTOS: In thriller, Hunter-Reay becomes first American to win Indy 500 since 2006

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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)

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By The Associated Press

America satisfied its need for speed Sunday.

Ryan Hunter-Reay used a series of daredevil moves in a thrilling final lap to become the first Yank since 2006 to win the Indy 500. "I'm a proud American boy, that's for sure," he said in Victory Lane.

Later in the day, Kurt Busch was attempting a rare double — after finishing sixth at Indy, he helicoptered to North Carolina to drive in NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600. Only one other driver, Tony Stewart, has completed both races in the same day.

Here's a collection of images from the track.


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