He did it! It was another thrilling race as the Indianapolis 500 showcased the best that racing has to offer once again on May 29. But only one man and finish first over the finishing line. Well done, rookie Alexander Rossi!
What a race! The Indy 500 tests the greatest of drivers, so it takes something special to win this one. Juan Pablo Montoya, 40, and Scott Dixon were two of the favorites going into the race on May 29, but there could only be one winner. Congrats, to Alexander Rossi, 24, for coming first past the finishing line for his first ever professional win! Wow!
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The race was simply awesome from the start, with celebrity fans in tow eager to see how this would unfold. Even Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani took their love to the race track. They weren’t going to miss this one for the world!
The race became an open field when early favorite Juan Pablo crashed out on the 64th lap after losing control on a tricky turn. After much jostling for position Tony Kanaan and Josef Newgarden became the two frontrunners upfront, with Josey over taking Tony on the 180th lap. It was really thrilling stuff!
But then, with three laps to go, it got even more interesting as everyone started speeding up and driving super-aggressively. Alexander became the new leader, and he wasn’t going to give it up so quickly. With 4 laps to go he eased to win, with no challengers even close to him.
We’re just pleased that we saw such a thrilling race, and that nobody got hurt going at those breakneck speeds. Although, it did get a little dicey at times!
Last year, it was Juan Pablo that dominated the race from start-to-finish, completing the race in 3:05:56.5286 with an average speed of 161mph for Team Penske in the Verizon Wireless car. That took his tally to two Indy 500 wins during his career.
They call it ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ and boy they weren’t wrong. We were thrilled by every twist and turn and we just couldn’t see who the winner was going to be!
HollywoodLifers, did you see that result coming? What did you think of the Indy 500 as a whole? Did you love it? Tell us what you think below!