The Indianapolis 500 ended with Josef Newgarden getting his first win after going 0-11. Now, Newgarden is an Indy 500 champion, although the ending of the race has created quite a stir. There were three red flags in the final 16 laps, and Newgarden took advantage of a somewhat questionable move and eventually won the race.

Defending champion Marcus Ericsson was not happy with the way things unfolded and made sure to let his feelings known after the race (h/t Associated Press).

“I think it wasn't enough laps to go to do what we did. I don't think it's safe to go out of the pits on cold tires for a restart when half the field is sort of still trying to get out on track when we go green. I don't think it's a fair way to end the race. I don't think it's a right way to end the race. So, I can't agree with that…It is what it is. I just have to deal with it. I think I did everything I could. So, for sure it's hard to swallow.”

Instead of the race ending under caution, they decided to hold a one-lap shootout to the checkered flag, and that made all the difference. Up to that point, it looked like Marcus Ericsson was about to win his second straight Indy 500, but instead, it was Newgarden in a surprising turn of events.

After the race, Ericsson took to Twitter to share his thoughts and pay respect to Newgarden for the victory.

All in all, this will be a difficult pill for Ericcson to swallow, and he will try for another Indy 500 victory next year.