Simon Pagenaud Has Won the 103rd Indianapolis 500. And It’s the 18th Win at the Brickyard For Car Owner Roger Penske. Pagenaud Is the First Frenchman Since Rene Thomas In 1914 To Win the 500.
But What a Month For Pagenaud and Penske, It All Started Back on the Road Circuit and Indy, Pagenaud won that Race, Then It was The Pole For The 500 And then On Sunday It Was Pagenaud and Penske Again.
Pagenaud Led 116 Of the 200 Laps to take the Checkered Flag Just 0.260 Ahead Of 2016 Winner Alexander Rossi. It was Also The First Time Since 2001-023 that Penske Has Won Back-to-back In The 500.
After the Race President Trump Called Roger Penske From Japan As President Trump Was Meeting With Japanese Prime Mister Shingo Abe as they Talked About Trade. Penske Put Pagenaud On the Phone and Mr. Trump Went On To Extend His Congratulations For Winning the 500.
Trump Went To Tweet The Penske Organization And In the Tweet It Said ” Invite To The White House.” Will Penske Team Accept, We Will See On That.
Here’s The Finishing Order For the 103rd Indianapolis 500.
1. Simon Pagenaud.
2. Alexander Rossi, the 2016 Winner.
3. Takuma Sato, The 2017 Champion.
4. Josef Newgarden.
5. Will Power, The Defender form Last Year.
6. Ed Carpenter.
7. Santino Ferrucci, The Highest Finishing Rookie
8. Ryan Hunter-Reay, The 2014 Winner.
9.Tony Kanan, The 2013 Winner.
10. Conor Daly.
11. James Hinchcliffe, Nice Run
after Not Qualifying Last Year.
12. James Davidson.
13. Ed Jones.
14. Spencer Pigot.
15. Matheus Leist.
16. Pippa Mann.
17. Scott Dixon, The 2008 Winner.
18. Helio Castroneves, The 3-Time Winner.
19. Sage Karam.
20. JR Hildebrand.
21. Jack Harvey.
22. Oriol Servia.
23. Marcus Ericsson.
24. Jordan King.
25. Charlie Kimball.
26. Marco Andretti.
27. Graham Rahal.
28. Felix Rosenqvist.
29. Zach Veach.
30. Sebastien Bourdias.
31. Kyle Kaiser.
32. Ben Hanley.
33. Colton Herta.
This Is Roger Penske’s 50th Anniversary At Indianapolis, Now Here’s My Take On Penske, Don’t Plan On Him Going Away anytime Soon. He’s Still Kicking and as Long as He’s Able to Roger Penske Will Still Be Coming Back to the Brickyard. Think about the Drivers Who Have Won For Him.
Mark Donahue in 1972.
Rick Mears 4-Times.
The Unser Family.
Danny Sullivan In 1985.
Emerson Fittapaldi in 1993.
Helio Castroneves 3-Times.
Gil Deferan in 2003.
Sam Hornish in 2006.
Juan Pablo- Montoya In 2015.
Will Power Last Year.
Simon Pagenaud On Sunday.
Who Will Win No.19 At the Brickyard For The Captain We Will See What Happens In 2020 In the 104th Indianapolis 500.
And I have Not forgot About NBC Sports First Trip to The 500.
Here’s My Take On that.
NBC’s Coverage Of the 500 Was Excellent. Leigh Diffey along With Paul Tracy and Wally Dallenbach Was Fantastic. I have to Give an Award To All Three Of them Because they Did An Excellent Job At Their First 500.
And as Far as the Weather Goes, It Was A Beautiful Day for the Race. Early In the Week Everybody was Forecasting Rain for the Race and a Possible Postponement For NBC’S First Trip to The Biggest Race In the World.
A Special Thank You To Our NBC Affiliate WTHR Channel 13 And Their Chief Meteorologist Angela Buchman And the Rest Of the News 13 Weather Team for Keeping Us Up to Date Form the Weather Part of this Weekend. The Weather Team was Saying Possible Thunderstorms In the Area But It Didn’t Happen So it Was Beautiful Day at Indy.
And It Was A Fantastic Day For Racing and For NBC As they Ended Their First Trip To the Brickyard With Success.
And already they Have Started the Next Countdown to The 500.