By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
For the first time in his career, Will Power has won the Indianapolis 500. Power led 59 laps in his Verizon sponsored IndyCar for owner Roger Penske.
Power became the second Australian race car driver to win an event on Sunday. Daniel Ricciardo dominated the Monaco Grand Prix in Formula One.
He picked up 108 points for the win. Prior to Sunday, his best finish was second in 2015.
Power went a decade without winning before drinking the milk and kissing the bricks on this Memorial Day weekend.
Ed Carpenter, who was on the pole for the race, finished second. The Fuzzy’s Vodka sponsored and owner of Ed Carpenter Racing led 65 laps and picked up 92 points.
The Indianapolis, Indiana native has only appeared in two races this season. He finished seventh at Phoenix in the second race of the season.
This was Carpenter’s best finish in his career at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His previous best finish was fifth in 2008 when he was the Menards/Vision Racing driver for Tony George.
Scott Dixon was the third-place finisher.
Power led 59 laps, while Ed Carpenter led 65. ABC Supply Company IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan also led 19 laps. Grove by Mainitowoc IndyCar driver Oriol Servià also led 16 laps. United Rentals/Mi-Jack IndyCar driver Graham Rahal also led 12 laps. Paysafe IndyCar driver Zachary Claman De Melo also led 7 laps.
Ruoff Home Mortgage IndyCar driver Carlos Muñoz and SealMaster/Sport Clips IndyCar driver Sébastien Bourdais also led 4 laps. Verizon IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden, Preferred Freezer Service/Direct Supply IndyCar Spencer Pigot, and #Driven2SaveLives IndyCar driver Stefan Wilson led 3 laps. Lucas Oil IndyCar driver Robert Wickens also led 2 laps.
Menards/Verizon IndyCar driver Simon Pagenaud, DHL IndyCar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay, and NAPA Auto Parts IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi also led 1 lap.
Nine of the 33 cars did not complete the race. Kanaan crashed on Lap 187 and finished 25th. Wix Filters/Comfort Revoultion IndyCar driver Sage Karam finished 26th after crashing on Lap 154. Pennzoil/Verizon IndyCar driver Hélio Castroneves finished 27th after being involved in a crash on Lap 145.
Bourdais finished 28th and was involved in a crash on Lap 137. NFP IndyCar driver Kyle Kaiser finished 29th and had to leave the race with mechanical problems on Lap 110. GoDaddy IndyCar driver Danica Patrick ended her racing career on Lap 67 when she crashed and finished 30th.
NTT Data IndyCar driver Ed Jones finished 31st and was involved in a crash on Lap 57. Mi-Jack/Panasonic IndyCar driver Takuma Sato finished 32nd and crashed on Lap 46. Jonathan Byrd’s 502 East IndyCar driver James Davison finished 33nd after being involved in a crash on Lap 45.
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