Charlie Kimball's third-place finish Sunday was his career best in five starts in the Indianapolis 500.
The Camarillo native, who drives for Chip Ganassi Racing, led 10 laps after starting 14th.
As he tried to catch front-runners Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power in the final laps, Kimball said, "I was hoping they were going to push each other just a little bit too far. I was in the catbird seat.
"We just couldn't capitalize on it and get close enough at the end to make a run," he said.
Two pit-crew members for driver Tristan Vautier were injured when they were struck by the car of Vautier's teammate, James Davison, on pit road.
Greg Senerius was treated and released for a left-foot injury, and Daniel Jang was taken to the hospital for a right-ankle injury, according to IndyCar. Dale Coyne Racing team later said that Jang's ankle was broken.
Davison and Vautier finished 27th and 28th, respectively.