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Juan Pablo Montoya

Team: Driver is between rides
Age / DOB:  (42) / 9/20/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 175

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Juan Pablo Montoya has the worst average place differential at Indianapolis Motor Speedway among active drivers with a drop of 13.86 positions in seven previous starts. He will start eighth for Sunday’s race.
Many of his biggest disappointments came because of crash damage, however, so this should not impact his handicap to a significant degree. Even if he loses a few positions, he will be one of this week’s best values. Sat, Jul 26, 2014 04:05:00 PM

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Juan Pablo Montoya posted the fastest speed in final practice for the Crown Royal 400 among drivers not running full time in NASCAR Cup competition. His top speed was 187.688 mph, which placed him sixth on the chart.

As a part time driver, Montoya is cheap in salary cap games and a solid choice in Yahoo!’s Group C. His speed was only 25/100th of a second better than Trevor Bayne in the No. 21 Wood Bros ride, however, and the battle for part time supremacy should come down to these two drivers.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 12:08:00 PM

Juan Pablo Montoya may not have made many starts this season, but he will race a battle-tested chassis at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His primary car was last raced by teammate Brad Keselowski in the All-star race.

Keselowski finished 10th in this chassis in May, but did not make a lot of noise during the evening. Still, Montoya needs to finish only among the teens to make him one of this week’s better values at his cap level or in Yahoo!’s Group C.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 08:47:00 AM

Juan Pablo Montoya will make his second 2014 start of the season on a track he has always enjoyed. He finished second there in his inaugural attempt and was ninth last year with Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing.

His results have not always matched his effort, such as in 2009 when he was en route to Victory Lane before being assessed a penalty in the pits or the following year when he crashed after earning the pole. Montoya will need to stay out of trouble, but he provides one of the best values in salary cap and pick ‘em games because of his limited starts.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 06:04:00 PM

During the first practice session, Juan Pablo Montoya’s No. 12 Penske Ford was bottoming out hard enough to rip the left corner of the splitter off the car.

Down force is incredibly important at Indy with the long straights. This will not necessitate a backup, but the team has some work to do in order to lift the left front corner of the car. Montoya was only 24th on the speed chart at the time.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 12:53:00 PM

A seven-year veteran of the NASCAR Cup Series (NSCS) (2007-2013), Juan Pablo Montoya will make his first NSCS start of the season – and first series start for Team Penske – this weekend at Michigan International Speedway (MIS).

He will also pilot the No. 12 Ford Fusion in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July. Montoya has made a total of 14 NSCS starts at MIS with his best finish of sixth coming in the 2009 edition of this event.-Team Penske
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 08:12:00 PM

Team Penske announced today that Juan Pablo Montoya will make two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts for the team in 2014.

Montoya will pilot the No. 12 SKF Ford Fusion at Michigan International Speedway on June 15 and he will also compete for Team Penske in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 27. The No. 12 car sponsor for the Brickyard 400 will be announced at a later date. NASCAR veteran Greg Erwin will work with Montoya as crew chief of the No. 12 Ford entry.-Team Penske
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 04:21:00 PM

Juan Pablo Montoya has 13 career NSCS starts at Texas Motor Speedway which includes two top-10 finishes at the mile-and-a-half racetrack.

He has an average starting position of 15.8 and an average finishing position of 23.2. His best start of third came at the fall 2007 race and best finish of seventh came at the spring 2009 race.-Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 11:41:00 PM

Juan Pablo Montoya has 13 career NSCS starts at Martinsville Speedway which include two top-five and three top-10 finishes.

He has completed 6415 out of the possible 6534 laps (98.2%) and has an average finishing position of 16.5. His best start of fifth occurred at the fall 2010 race and his best finish of fourth occurred at the spring 2011 race. Over the course of the last 13 races at Martinsville, Montoya has made 907 green-flag passes. This ranks him second only to Dale Earnhardt Jr. out of all active drivers.-Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 08:58:00 PM

Juan Pablo Montoya has 13 career NSCS starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

His best finish of eighth and best start of ninth came at the spring 2009 race. He has an average starting position of 25.5 and an average finishing position of 23.4 at the mile-and-a-half race track.-Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 08:15:00 PM

Juan Pablo Montoya has made 13 career NSCS starts at Dover International Speedway.

He has two top-five and three top-10 finishes at the "Monster Mile" and his best finish of second came in the June 2013 race. His average starting position is 19.2 and his average finishing position is 21.9.-Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 10:05:00 PM

Juan Pablo Montoya (42 Chevrolet) has made 13 career NSCS starts at Loudon, NH which include two pole awards, one top-five and two top-10 finishes.

He has an average starting position of 16.4 and an average finishing position of 20.5 and has completed 3834 out of the 3862 possible laps (99.3%) at NHMS.-Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 10:58:00 PM

Team Penske announced today that Juan Pablo Montoya will join the team in 2014.

Montoya will drive the No. 2 Team Penske IndyCar for the full season as he will join Will Power and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves in the team’s IZOD IndyCar Series lineup beginning next season. Montoya's career highlights include race wins in Formula One, NASCAR and the CART Indy Car Series. He is the only driver to produce victories in the Indianapolis 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the Monaco Grand Prix. Montoya earned 11 IndyCar wins over two seasons as he captured the CART Series title in his rookie season of 1999 followed by a victory in the Indy 500 in 2000.-Penske Racing
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 03:54:00 PM

Juan Pablo Montoya (42 Chevrolet) wins two contingency race awards in the Sprint Cup AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

He won the Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race" award given to the highest eligible driver in the running order at the time of the first caution of each race. He also won the Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap award. He started third, led 38 laps and finished in seventh place. He moved up two spots to 19th in the 2013 Sprint Cup point standings.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 12:31:00 AM

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation announced the 26th Hispanic Heritage Awards Honorees, which will be celebrated on Sept. 5 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

The driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS, Juan Pablo Montoya, will be one of the select few honored at the awards ceremony for his career in sports. The awards celebrate Hispanic cultural pride, contributions, and accomplishments and will be broadcast on MundoFOX, Sunday, Sept. 15, at 6:00 p.m. ET.-Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 05:10:00 PM