Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Indy 500-- Part 19: Juan Pablo Montoya Wins

Juan Pablo Montoya, the racer I had seen yesterday, won the race.  The racer I was pulling for, Scott Dixon, ended up in 4th, despite leading much of the way.

And, then Montoya got to drink the milk toast which is an Indy tradition.

Montoya had won Indy in 2000 and then gone to Formula One and even NASCAR before coming back to Indy cars two years ago.  He started the race in 30th place and led only nine laps, but the last one was the important one.

He had a 161 mph average.

There were 37 lead changes during the race, involving ten different drivers.

Montoya is now a two-time Indy 500 winner in 2000 and 2015, the longest between wins.  He and his family are from Colombia.

Might Be getting Hooked.  --RoadDog

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