Polesitter and championship leader Juan Pablo Montoya led the early stages of the race until it was struck by a heavy rainshower on lap 33. Multiple cars crashed into the wall or spun, and the race ran under caution while the rain stopped, with Montoya leading from Paul Tracy and Gil de Ferran. When the race went green, de Ferran passed Tracy and then Montoya to take the lead. After the drivers changed to slick tyres, Montoya came back at de Ferran and passed him on a restart on lap 69. He was able to pull away and win, the race being stopped on the 2-hour time limit. De Ferran finished second, and Michael Andretti third after a slow second pitstop for Tracy.