With the winner’s wreath around his neck, Montoya drinks the coldest, most refreshing bottle of milk he will ever taste: the traditional milk for winning the Indianapolis 500.
Montoya only lead 9 laps. But he lead the most important lap of all and now joins the illustrious list of two-time 500 winners, including Al Unser Jr. Emerson Fittipaldi, Arie Luyendyk, Dan Wheldon, Gordon Johncock, Roger Ward, Bill Vukovich, and Tommy Milton. Unlike Montoya’s 2000 win, where he lead 167 laps and was far and away the clas of the field, Montoya had to work for this win. A combination of pit strategy, smart, clean racing, brass balls, and fiery Colombian determination earned Montoya his second victory at the 500. Oh yeah, this makes him 2 for 3 at Indy.
Could he beat Helio as the next driver to win four 500s? Well there’s only one way to find out. Tune in next year when we go back to the 100th running of the greatest motor race in the world: The 2016 Indianapolis 500. 2015 was yet another spectacular race, with 37 lead changes, lots of close, hard racing, tons of action, and another breathtaking finish. Roger Penske continued his winning record with 16 wins as an owner. IMS is already promoting the 2016 event. You won't want to miss it!