The 2015 season may be over here at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but it sure didn’t disappoint. There were records broken, ground shaking concerts and good times had by all. There is no telling the kind of excitement and thrill that next year will bring with the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, but here are some of our favorite moments of the season and we can’t wait to see you next year!
ONE: Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis
Driving the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, Will Power steamed to victory in the second annual Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
“My crew did an awesome job and saved enough fuel there at the end with Graham (Rahal) coming hard. I’m really happy to win here at this awesome facility,” Power said.
Power’s 25th career victory broke a tie with Bobby Rahal and Ralph DePalma for 16th on the all-time IndyCar list and tied Gordon Johncock for 15th.
TWO: Indianapolis 500
Juan Pablo Montoya drove his No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet to victory in the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.
Montoya, who started 15th, also won “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” as a rookie in 2000, setting a record for the longest period of time between two “500” wins. It was also a record-extending 16th Indianapolis 500 win for team owner Roger Penske.
THREE: Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones rocked the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Fourth of July weekend. The once-in-a-lifetime event brought together rock royalty and The Racing Capital of the World – meaning if you weren’t at IMS for the holiday weekend, you missed out!
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood made their first appearance in Indianapolis since 1994, but once again proved age is just a number as you couldn’t contain the energy coming from the stage.
To top off the on-stage awesomeness, Jagger introduced Wood as “the winner” and handed him a jug of milk which he gulped down in true IMS fashion.
FOUR: Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard
Kyle Busch swept the Brickyard weekend, winning the 22nd annual Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard on Sunday to go with his win Saturday in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Lilly Diabetes 250.
After missing the first 11 races in the Sprint Cup season, Busch’s win at the Brickyard marked three in a row and a fourth win in five starts. Don’t call it a comeback!
FIVE: Red Bull Indianapolis GP
Wonder what it is like to be completely undefeated in the United States? Ask Marc Marquez! Marquez, who has never lost a MotoGP race on American soil, won his third consecutive title at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP with a late pass of Jorge Lorenzo in the closing laps.