No Indy 500 repeat for Montoya after turn two crash


Juan Pablo Montoya - Credit: Eric McCombs / IndyCar

Juan Pablo Montoya will not be repeating his 2015 Indianapolis 500 victory after becoming the first driver to crash out of the 100th running of the race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.

The Team Penske driver was running amongst the midfield runners when he lost control of his #2 machine on the exit of turn two on lap 64 of the 200 scheduled laps.

The Colombian spun and hit the outside wall and came to rest on the grass on the infield with a damaged front wing and suspension, but the veteran racer was able to walk away from the crash unscathed when the Holmatro Safety Team attended to him, giving a thumbs up to the fans.

Montoya was going for his third Indianapolis 500 victory in just four races, but his crash meant the Colombian failed to finish the legendary race for the first time in his career.

The crash brought out the caution flags for the second time of the afternoon after debris between turns two and three brought out the first.