Reigning Indy 500 Champ Montoya Spins Out In First Half Of This Year's Race

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Juan Pablo Montoya will have his worst-ever finish at the Indy 500, and his first finish outside the top five today. He’s officially out of the race after a spin sent him into the wall outside Turn 2.

“I just got loose and lost the car,” Juan Pablo Montoya explained on the broadcast.


The crash left a yard sale of debris, triggering another caution for the day. It’s yet another early mistake from an unexpected, experienced driver.

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