Views: 5 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2019-05-27 Origin: Site
Pagenaud was triumphant Sunday afternoon after driving 200 laps around the 2.5-mile track, equaling 500 miles at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Alexander Rossi finished in second place after he and Pagenaud swapped the lead several times in the race's final laps. Takuma Sato finished third.
Rene Thomas was the last Frenchman to win the race, pulling off a victory in 1914.After his win Pagenaud chugged from a bottle of milk -- a tradition that dates to driver Louis Meyer, who drank buttermilk after winning the race twice in the 1930s.Pagenaud drives for the team of Roger Penske, who won his 18th Indy 500 as a team owner.President Trump tweeted congratulations to Pagenaud and Penske, and said he would see them and the team at the White House.
Castroneves has three Indy wins to his name. A fourth win at the Brickyard would have put him among elite company alongside A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears as the only drivers to win the coveted Borg-Warner Trophy four times.