Indy 500 Winner 2015: Highlights, Twitter Reaction of Juan Pablo Montoya’s Win

A number of team changes, a lengthy stint in NASCAR and even some career turmoil: A lot has changed since Juan Pablo Montoya’s 2000 win at the Indianapolis 500.     

One thing that hasn’t is the man can sure drive a car. Montoya overcame teammate Will Power down the stretch Sunday, capturing his second win of 2015 and second Indianapolis 500. The Spaniard overcame a disappointing qualifying effort to battle his teammate for most of the day, eventually taking the lead for good with three laps remaining.

As noted by Phillip B. Wilson of Scout.com, Montoya’s two wins have the largest gap in history:

The two races also have their fair share of other contrasts. In 2000, Montoya led 167 of the 200 laps in one of the most dominant performances in Indy 500 history. On Sunday, he led only nine, taking the lead when it mattered most and holding on late.

Matt Rodewald of 670 The Score highlighted the contrast:

Montoya’s triumph comes in his second year since his return to open-wheel racing. He finished fourth in the point standings in 2014, regularly contending but never quite reaching his former heights. Things have flipped on their head this year, as Montoya has five top-fives in six races while galloping to the IndyCar points lead.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. congratulated his former Sprint Cup competitor on the success:

Power, Charlie Kimball, Scott Dixon and Graham Rahal rounded out the top five. Montoya, Power and Dixon spent a majority of the day battling, with the latter two, trading the lead a number of times. Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated complimented Power for his congratulatory post-race interview:

Open-wheel legend Mario Andretti also complimented Power and Montoya for their late-race battle:

While not the distinction he’d necessarily want, Dixon is the first pole-sitter to ever finish fourth, per Jake Query of IMS Radio Network:

As is typical of the Indy 500, there were plenty of racers who didn’t have their days ending in glory. The likes of Tony Kanaan and Ed Carpenter each fell well out of competition after crashes. It was Carpenter’s second wreck in as many weeks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, though this one was far less severe than his qualifying wreck. Mike Dyce of FanSided documented Kanaan’s crash:

Other notable on-track moments included Tristan Vautier running into two members of James Davison’s pit crew and a multicar crash that paused the race for multiple minutes down the stretch. XFinity Sports captured both events:

Despite the occasional scary moment, the biggest day in open-wheel motorsports went off without a hitch and saw Montoya arguably return to his place atop the sport. There is no telling whether this is a blip or a sign of things to come. But two wins in three career races likely mean Montoya’s here to stay among the Indy 500 contenders.

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Alan Thicke Isn’t Quite Fond Of Olivia Munn After She Kisses & Tells!

Do you irrationally dislike certain celebs for no good reason?

If you do, you’re not alone, because Alan Thicke has some strange beef with a rather random celebrity.

Back in 2009, Robin Thicke‘s dad guest starred on Attack of the Show for a sketch with Olivia Munn where he made out quite vigorously with the host.

Well, as it turns out, Olivia actually didn’t enjoy making out with the much older gentleman and isn’t shy about letting people know!

[ Related: Olivia Munn Joins The Cast Of X-Men -- But In Which Role? ]

While appearing on ESPN on Friday, Alan shared a story about hearing Olivia bash his kissing skills on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Apparently, Olivia didn’t love that Alan smelled so strongly of Old Spice. LOLZ!

We love a good feud, but this one is extra HIGHlarious!

Are U #TeamAlan or #TeamOlivia??

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Federer ‘not happy’ about on-court fan’s French Open selfie (Yahoo Sports)

A boy who climbed down from the stands takes a selfie with Switzerland's Roger Federer in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Colombia's Alejandro Falla at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

Roger Federer was not amused. As Federer finished an interview after his first-round French Open victory Sunday, an overzealous fan left his seat and approached the 17-time major champion right there on the main stadium court in search of the most modern of mementos – a cellphone selfie. At first, Federer seemed startled.


Windows Phone Weekly Digest: May 24, 2015

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There’s a lot going on in the world of Windows Phone. So much, in fact, that it is sometimes tough to catch every important story.

Device rumors come and go. New apps join the Windows Phone Store and your favorite app can get a big update with a new look or new features.

Therefore, every week we will compile a list of the Windows Phone news that you just shouldn’t miss.

Welcome to the “Windows Phone Weekly Digest.”








Darian Dailey Arrested for Armed Robbery: Latest Details Surrounding Rutgers DB

Rutgers defensive back Darian Dailey was one of two men arrested Sunday and charged with felony robbery in Florida after allegedly accosting a man on a bicycle, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“We are aware of the situation and are gathering facts,” Rutgers coach Kyle Flood said in a statement, per Dan Duggan of NJ.com. “Once those facts are gathered, we will take the appropriate action.”    

Dailey, 19, and accomplice Trazelle Johnson are alleged to have demanded money from a man riding a bicycle early Sunday morning after showing him a handgun. It is unclear whether Dailey or Johnson was holding the gun. The amount of money stolen from the victim has also not been publicly made available. 

Both men were identified by the victim after police located their car. They were arrested and charged with robbery with a firearm, a felony charge. Florida state laws call for a minimum of a 10-year sentence for armed robbery when “the offender possesses a firearm or destructive device during commission of the offense or flight therefrom,” in accordance with its 10-20-Life policy.

Dailey was a 2-star recruit in the Class of 2014, per 247Sports, and redshirted during his freshman season. He and Johnson are currently being held in jail while awaiting arraignment. Both have been assigned a $150,000 bond.

 

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