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The #Indy500 as told by Twitter


#Indy500

24-year-old Californian Alexander Rossi at the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix. (CaterhamF1/Flickr)

The 100th #Indy500 was this weekend and lots of cars went very, very fast to try and get the coveted racing trophy.

If you're not really into cars or them racing one another, the Indy 500 is short for the Indianapolis 500, a yearly motor speedway competition. The Indy 500 is one of the more well-known and popular races, along with the Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix, which also happened today.

On Twitter, the hashtag, #Indy500, was on fire:

Alexander Rossi crossed the finish line first and took home the trophy. Rossi is a rookie to the race so his win was surprising. It was also surprising that Rossi beat Juan Pablo Montoya, who won the last two Indy 500 races. Montoya fell out of the race when his car crashed into a wall and he was sent into the grass.

Oh, and don't forget, Lady Gaga was also there.

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The #Indy500 as told by Twitter

Sydney Moorhead

Sydney is a recent graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a degree in English-language literature. She served as a City on a Hill Press editor and an editorial intern at Good Times Weekly. She currently resides in Orange County, where she does her best not to spend all her money at the ridiculous number of malls. She loves watching Bravo reality shows and eating vegan food that isn’t too expensive (so, never).

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