Juan Pablo Montoya Wins Second Indy 500
Juan Pablo Montoya won the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.
It was his second victory at the Brickyard — the first was 15 years ago.
Montoya started 15th and twice drove from the back of the field.
He held off fellow Team Penske racer Will Power in the final two laps of the race. Power came in second.
"It was awesome," said Montoya, 39, of Colombia, after placing the winner's wreath around his neck and letting the milk dribble down his chin, according to Indycar.com.
"This is what racing in Indy car is all about, racing down to the wire. These guys, Team Penske, did an amazing job. I had the feeling that I had a really good car, but that fight at the end was really, really hard. All the way down to the wire. This is pretty awesome."
The victory extended Roger Penske's record of Indy 500 victories to 16, and Montoya is the 11th different winner for Team Penske.
Montoya has said his victory in 2000 was pretty easy. He lead 167 of the 200 laps.
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