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Look closely, and this Indy 500 was one of the best

At first glance, the 91st Indy 500 might seem like a disappointment. Look through the raindrops and you realize quickly this race was one of the best, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: May 29, 2007, 2:27 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- The 91st running of the Indianapolis 500 had cloudy skies, a three-hour rain delay and a yellow-flag ending 34 laps shy of the scheduled distance.

That doesn't sound like fun, but Sunday's race ranks with the best in the storied history of the Brickyard.

It included dramatic moments and up-front passing, the kind of action open-wheel racing needs to sway some of the fans it lost to NASCAR over the past decade.

What did the fans see? They saw Marco Andretti ...

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