With three laps to go, Juan Pablo Montoya made a pass on the outside of teammate Will Power going into Turn One and made it stick. Montoya then held on to win his second career Indy 500, having also won in 2000 as a rookie.
Juan Pablo Montoya held off Will Power to win the 2015 Indianapolis 500. A wild finish saw Power, Montoya and Scott Dixon exchange the lead multiple times over the final laps with Montoya prevailing to take the checkered flag.
The 99th Indianapolis 500 was held on Sunday May 24, 2015, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was the premier event of the 2015 season of the Verizon IndyCar Series. Juan Pablo Montoya won his second Indianapolis 500, followed in the finish by Will Power, Charlie Kimball, polesitter Scott Dixon, and Graham Rahal.
Juan Pablo Montoya often has said that his three Team Penske teammates pose the most formidable competition in the Verizon IndyCar Series. In the closing laps of the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, that proved to be the case. Montoya, who won the race 15 years earlier in his first start, held off reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion and teammate Will Power by .1046 of a second -- the fourth-closest finish in race history.
When he returned to IndyCar in 2014, after a disappointing stint in NASCAR, his stock was arguably at its lowest point. He appeared to lose his touch for open-wheel racing as he spent half of that season trying to hang with the pack. A late season rally, starting with a win at Pocono, was an encouraging sign, but few would see it for what it was: the start of something big.