Monday, May 25th 2015. | Advanced Technology, Auto & Motor, Car

Juan Pablo Montoya drove his Team Penske Chevrolet to victory Sunday in the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Colombian scored his second Indy 500 win 15 years after winning the event as a rookie, setting a record for longest period of time between two Indy wins.

Sunday’s race also extended Roger Penske’s number of wins as a team owner to a whopping 16, a record that won’t be challenged anytime soon, given the next-best team has won the Indy 500 only five times. This was Penske’s first success at Indianapolis since 2009. Penske also joined Chip Ganassi as the only owners to win the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 in the same year.

Montoya had put on quite a show to win the race, recovering from the back of the grid. The Colombian started 15th but fell back to 30th place after his car’s rear wing was damaged during a caution period. With 15 laps to go after the final restart, Montoya had already engaged in a three-car thriller with teammate Will Power and Chip Ganassi driver Scott Dixon. The 39-year-old climbed into the lead with three laps left and took the checkered flag ahead of Power, reigning IndyCar Series champion, and Charlie Kimball. Pole sitter Scott Dixon, who led the race for 84 laps, finished fourth.

“This is what IndyCar is all about, awesome racing all the way down to the wire. I don’t even know what to say. This is too good. I had a good feeling all day. The car under me was awesome,” said Montoya at the end of the race.

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