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Montoya triumphant in IndyCar return with win at Pocono Raceway

Scott Dixon (9), of Australia, leads Justin Wilson (19), of England, Charlie Kimball (83), and Sebastien Bourdais, of France (11), into turn one during the  Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race, Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Scott Dixon (9), of Australia, leads Justin Wilson (19), of England, Charlie Kimball (83), and Sebastien Bourdais, of France (11), into turn one during the Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race, Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

Juan Pablo Montoya has won the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway, the highlight of a triumphant return to open wheel racing after seven years in NASCAR.

Helio Castroneves was second to make it a 1-2 finish Sunday for team owner Roger Penske. Montoya won for the first time in the CART/IndyCar Series since 2000 and had his first major victory since he won a road course race at Watkins Glen in NASCAR in 2010.

With double points awarded in the 500-mile races, Castroneves moved into a tie for the points lead with Team Penske teammate Will Power. Power was hit with a blocking penalty on Castroneves late in the race and had to serve a drive through penalty, costing him a shot at racing for the win. He finished 10th.

Carlos Munoz, Ryan Briscoe and Scott Dixon completed the top five.