And Montoya would take it! Power tried to get close coming out of 2, but would push wide. Montoya would be too far ahead to catch and Montoya would snap up his second win. Not only is this Montoya’s second win this year and his second 500 victory, it makes Montoya the only driver to ever win (and the only driver who ever will win) two 500s in two different millenniums.
Kimball would come home a well earned third.
After leading most of the race from pole, Dixon could only manage to finish 4th. A disappointing day for him, but not a 500 he will soon forget.
Somehow Graham Rahal brought his Rahal Letterman Lannigan Honda home 5th. Once again, Rahal punches above the potential of the hamstrung Honda cars.
Rounding out the field in 6th and 7th were Marco Andretti and Helio Castroneves, followed by JR Hildebrand, Newgarden, and Pagenaud, recovering from his broken wing.
But of course the focus was on Victory Lane; nobody remembers who finishes second at Indy (unless your name is Scott Goodyear, in which case that is ALL you’re known for). Montoya pulls his car into Victory Lane, jumping out, ecstatic.