The Triple Crown of Motorsport consists of the three most prestigious races in the world: the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Juan Pablo Montoya won Monaco in 2003 and the Indianapolis 500 twice, but still needs Le Mans. Looks like Porsche may step in and help with that.
The wet-then-dry-then-wet-then-wetter-huh? Last weekend’s IndyCar race was predictably crashy, so it’s always nice to see to see a driver make a nice save for a change. Here’s Juan Pablo Montoya getting a dab of oppo when the rear end of his car got loose exiting pit lane.
There’s something surreal about the onboards from cars that travel over 220 mph lap after lap around an oval. Indianapolis Motor Speedway looks huge in all other respects, yet the onboards make it almost feel like you’re in your cousin’s Camaro, doin’ donuts on the lawn. Everything feels much, much smaller.
Old race cars, model airplanes, trophies, a climbing wall, and even the Indianapolis 500 Oldsmobile Aurora pace car from his first win: it’s good to be Juan Pablo Montoya. Now that he’s won a second Indy 500, we fully expect Montoya to make a few additions to this Miami warehouse full of toys.
The Indianapolis 500 went somewhat predictably for most of the race. The faster Chevrolets of Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing kept the top five spots for most of the day, edging out the Honda cars on speed. The big surprise was Juan Pablo Montoya coming back from 30th place to take the win.
It’s one thing to start the Indianapolis 500 with a crash near the back of the field. It’s another thing to have another crash under yellow further delay green laps of racing. Oops. So, effectively, the race really got to start from a single-file yellow-flag conga line, not so much from the original three-wide start.
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Racer Juan Pablo Montoya expressing his displeasure with his Ferrari 360 to our own Ben Wojdyla shortly after thrashing a Corvette ZR1. More on that later. Photo Credit: Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images »