Starting Position: 9
Race Time: 3:10:49.860
Chassis/engine: Penske/Chevy Indy V8C
All eyes were on Nigel Mansell; the myth, the man, the mustache. The defending Formula 1 World Champion had bolted Europe for America and was the favorite to win in his first Indy 500 start. He looked like he would deliver but Mansell faltered on a late race restart and handed the win to Emerson Fittipaldi for his 2nd victory at the brickyard. Fittipaldi enraged fans by eschewing the standard sip from a bottle of milk in victory lane in favor of orange juice provided by the Brazilian citrus industry.