What a finish! Juan Pablo Montoya snatches victory from Will Power in the final laps to win Indy 500.   After his car was damaged at start of race, Montoya had to fight back after falling back as far as 30th to contend for the lead.


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The end of the 99th Indy 500 was a furious duel among four cars, including Scott Dixon and Charlie Kimball.  “That was some serious racing,” was the gracious comment from an obviously crestfallen Will Power after the race.  It might have been a bump between Dixon and Power with 4 laps to go that created an instantaneous opening for Montoya.

This is Juan Pablo Montoya‘s 2nd Indy victory, the first 15 years earlier in 2000.  His win gave Team Penske a record-setting 16th victory.


Image Credit:ASSOCIATED PRESS  Juan Pablo Montoya wins 99th running of Indy 500 just ahead of Will Power.

ABC introduced biotelemetry on two drivers reporting their heart, respiration rate and calorie burn during the race. Of note was the heartbeat for driver James Jake during a bad accident involving three other drivers in front of him at the 178th lap.  Jake’s heartbeat actually went down as he approached the carnage!

The same can’t be said for the blood pressure of Legendary Car Guy, who had pledged to our readers that Will Power would be drinking the milk.  He promises to get his next prediction right.

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