INDIANAPOLIS -- Scott Goodyear is happy today, but yesterday he nearly went over the moon.
He came within .043 of a second of winning the Indianapolis 500.
"I think if I had had another 100 yards, I could have beaten Al," said Goodyear.
"I think, if there had been another 100 yards, he probably would have beaten me," said Al Unser Jr., who was thankful the finish line was where it was. "I was loose coming out of Turn 4 and I feathered it a little, and Scott was all over me. He seemed to get a boost of power coming out of 4. It really might have been the difference, if we had to go any farther."
As it was, Goodyear could only rejoice. He had taken the last car in the field, a car he didn't even qualify, to second place. It is a feat accomplished by only one other man, Tom Sneva in 1980.