Updated: Monday, 26 May 2014 03:29 | By Agence France-Presse

Ryan Hunter-Reay wins Indianapolis 500

American Ryan Hunter-Reay passed Brazil's Helio Castroneves at the start of the final lap Sunday to win the 98th Indianapolis 500 in a tension-packed race to the finish.

Ryan Hunter-Reay wins Indianapolis 500

Ryan Hunter-Reay driver of the #28 DHL Andretti Autosport Chevrolet Dallara drives during the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 25, 2014 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana - by Jonathan Ferrey

Hunter-Reay captured his first victory in the 200-lap classic over the famed 2 1/2-mile (4km) oval by recovering each time after being passed twice by three-time Indy winner Castroneves in the final five laps.

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