Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, celebrates after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (FOX19) -
In just his third career start in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, Juan Pablo Montoya earned himself a big glass of milk by winning the 99th Indianapolis 500.
Starting in 15th place and dropping back to 30th, Montoya rallied to back to win his second 500 and his first since 2000.
“This is what racing and Indy Car is all about,” said Montoya. “It's awesome racing all the way down to the wire.”
Montoya, Will Power and Scott Dixon traded the top three spots over the final 12 laps of green flag racing.
Power, another Penske driver, finished second. Charlie Kimball passed Dixon to take third.
Montoya joins Helio Castroneves as the only drivers to win twice in their first three Indy 500 starts.
The win gives team Penske its 16th Indy 500 victory.