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Juan Montoya gets the traditional milk drink and wreath after winning the 2015 Indy 500
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Patriotic Chevrolet, is involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600
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Indy 500 winner Juan Montoya is elated to win his 2nd Indy 500
Juan Montoya overcame this broken Butt Bumper on his Chevy to drive thru the field and still win the Indy 500
Nico Rosberg (L) was gifted his 3rd straight Monaco GP by his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton (R) after Hamilton's team made a pit strategy mistake
Sebastian Vettel drove a perfect race to bring his inferior Ferrari home 2nd
Roger Penske (left) celebrates the Indy 500 win with driver Juan Montoya and his family
Scenic Monaco GP
Champion Racing legend Mario Andretti and rock icon Journey's Neal Schon exchange gifts on May 22nd at Indianapolis 500 Speedway. Neal gave Mario A personalized PRS NS-14 guitar and Mario gave Neal his Champion racing suit before giving him the ride of his life in Mario's 2 seater Formula Honda race car. Schon said it was the most exhilarating experience ever. Question to Neal what song on your new solo album reminds you most of your ride with Mario?
Answer - NS Vortex which is the name Carlos Santana had given him.
Maryanne Bilham Knight
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Q&A with the winner of the 2015 Indy 500
Juan Pablo Montoya, No 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, Winner Of 99th
Running Of The Indianapolis 500 met with media Monday and discussed his second victory in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
THE MODERATOR: We'll go ahead and get started with our availability with the winner of the 99th Indianapolis 500, Juan Pablo Montoya. A little less than 24 hours since you took the checkered flag there. Has it sunk in yet that you've won the Indy 500 for a second time?
Carl Edwards wins his first Coca-Cola 600
by Pete McCole
Carl Edwards rolled the dice and came up a winner as he stretched out his fuel just enough to cover the 600-mile distance to snap a 31-race winless streak and collect his first victory of the season in Sunday night’s Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Edwards ran the final 60 laps on a single tank of fuel and beat out his former teammate Greg Biffle to score his first-career Charlotte victory and his first driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. It was also the 300th
NASCAR victory for Toyota. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. came home third, followed by Matt Kenseth and Martin Truex, Jr.
Indy 500 post-race notes and quotes
Jeff Gordon has set the pace plenty of times in his incredible NASCAR career, but the former Pittsboro, Ind., resident couldn't wait to lead the Indianapolis 500 field to the green flag as driver of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 pace car. "What a thrill it is to be here on race day," Gordon said shortly before climbing into the car. "I certainly had plenty of opportunities to make laps around this track before, but never have I had the experience like I'm having here today, to be honored as being the pace car driver, to get the chance to drive that amazing Corvette Z06."
Indy 500 Sunday Press Conference
Winning teamAn interview with:
Juan Pablo Montoya
Montoya outduels Power to win Indy 500
by Tim Wohlford
In another exciting Indy 500 finish, Penske drivers Juan Montoya and Will Power swapped the lead back and forth several times over the final laps before Montoya got in front for good with two laps to go and held off Power to win the 99th running the biggest race in the world by just 1/10th of a second. American Charlie Kimball came home third with Scott Dixon and Graham Rahal rounding out the top-5.
Monaco GP Sunday Press Conference
1 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
2 - Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
3 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
Rosberg wins 3rd-straight Monaco GP
by Mark J. Cipolloni
Lewis Hamilton was cruising to an easy win in the Monaco GP until a caution caused by Max Verstappen crashing hard at Ste. Devote with 16 laps to go. After building a lead of 15-seconds over Rosberg, the Mercedes team brought Hamilton in for a switch to super soft red tires but Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel remained out and a furious Hamilton came out in third place.
Bud Moore Set to Celebrate 90th Birthday
World War II Hero and NASCAR Legend
On Monday, Memorial Day, as people across America pause to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country, a truly outstanding member of the Greatest Generation celebrates a milestone birthday. Walter "Bud" Moore, World War II hero and NASCAR legend, turns 90 years old on Monday. Moore, a life-long resident of Spartanburg, S.C., is like many a member of America’s Greatest Generation.
Austin Dillon Wins Charlotte Xfinity Race
by Pete McCole
Austin Dillon raced to his second NASCAR Xfinity Series win of the season on Saturday with a victory in the Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Dillon rallied back after falling out of the lead on the final restart, getting past Denny Hamlin with a three-wide pass with 15 laps to go and leaving the field in his dust – taking the checkered flag by nearly 2.7 seconds over Hamlin.
Monaco GP Saturday Press Conference
1 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
3 - Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
Kanaan to make 300th start tomorrow
by Brian Carroccio
Tomorrow's 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 will add another chapter to the rich history of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. It will also the 300th career start for driver of the #10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Tony Kanaan. After edging out Helio Castro-Neves (as he was then known) for the 1997 Indy Lights championship, the Brazilian moved up to then-CART FedEx Championship Series in 1998 with Tasman Racing. Making his debut in the Marlboro Grand Prix Presented by Toyota...
Hamilton eases to pole in Monaco
by Mark J. Cipolloni
Lewis Hamilton turned a lap of 1m15.098s to take pole for the Monaco GP over his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. Rosberg tried to respond to Hamilton's fast lap but ran out of talent at Ste Devote and locked his right front and ruined his lap. Sebastian Vettel will start 3rd for Ferrari but he was a massive 7/10ths of a second off Hamilton's pace. Sunday will be another boring Mercedes parade.
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