Indy500: Will Power furious after Indy500 'disgrace' as Penske's Simon Pagenaud wins

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Viewership hit a high of 4.56 in the final 15 minutes of the Pagenaud and Rossi duel, and the network said it was its highest rating for a Sunday afternoon sporting event since an National Football League playoff game the first week of January.

Pagenaud now leads the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series championship standings after his double win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month.

His hair was jet black and his shirt starched white when Roger Penske rolled into Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time as a team owner, with Mark Donohue behind the wheel.

Takuma Sato was third, Josef Newgarden fourth and defending champion Will Power was fifth. Touched by the sentiment, the team then allowed them to sign the left side of the auto in black Sharpie, just behind where Kaiser sits in the cockpit.

Felix Rosenqvist, Charlie Kimball and Zach Veach also were involved. Rahal already was gesturing wildly at Bourdais before the cars came to rest next to each other, and he quickly jumped from his vehicle to get in his face.

Minot suffered a non-threatening lower leg injury as a result of the scary scene, according to USA Today, and was transferred to IU Methodist Hospital for further evaluation. "No mistakes, on the track, in the pits". He led five times for 22 laps, continuing his streak of leading in all four of his career "500" starts. Power was ordered to the back of the field. He beat 2016 victor Alexander Rossi to the finish by.2086 of a second to score the record-extending 18th Indianapolis 500 victory for Team Penske. But he's been struggling with fuel mileage, which could play a factor later in the race.

There will also be one woman competing in the Indianapolis 500.

All this went on without McLaren or Fernando Alonso on track.

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The wreck came moments after Jordan King locked up entering the pits and slid into his right-front tire changer. The pit crew member was helped over the wall and checked by medical staff.

Prior to driving for Team Penske, Pagenaud competed in a total of 55 races. Davison's crew pushed the vehicle back into the proper pit box.

In addition to Herta, there are five other rookies. Wins at Detroit Belle Isle, Long Beach, Texas Motor Speedway, and Portland International Raceway are great, but a racing driver has precisely one chance a year to win what is considered by many to be the most prestigious single-driver race still run, 200 laps between them and a sort of immortality offered to just 70 drivers over 108 years.

It looked like Rossi, who had a great vehicle all day, would catch Pagenaud in the end, but Pagenaud found just enough speed to cross the finish line first.

In contrast, Dario Franchitti, a three-times Indy 500 victor, said it was Lauda who convinced him not to return to the cockpit after a 2013 crash left him with fractured vertebrae, a broken ankle and a serious concussion. There's just less room to have differences between cars.

"I got a call from the President as we were in the winner's circle and he congratulated me, he said, "I must have been your good-luck charm", smiled Penske, who increased his record total of Indy 500 wins to 18.

On that Memorial Day holiday weekend in 1969 a dashing Andretti powered across the finish line to deliver a victory that still resonates today.