Juan Pablo Montoya, Team Penske
Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:08:08 -0700
Team Penske driver Juan Pablo Montoya makes his return to the Sprint Cup Series Saturday, June 14, at the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway. He will be in the No. 12 Ford. "This is probably one of the best tracks for the Fords," Montoya said. "They always excel here and have a car that can win. They way Team Penske is running right now, if it clicks from the beginning and we hope it does, we might gave a shot at winning this."
Fantasy Tip: In 14 career starts in Michigan, Montoya has manager three Top 10 finishes, and he was 11th in his final start last season. He is a nice sleeper fantasy pick, especially in those formats which limit starts by a driver. He will be running a limited schedule, so there is no worry he'll go over.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:08:55 -0700
Team Penske announced Wednesday, April 30, that Juan Pablo Montoya will return to the Sprint Cup Series in 2014 for two races. He will drive the No. 12 Ford Fusion in the June 15 race at Michigan International Speedway, and again July 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Greg Erwin will be assigned as his crew chief. "It will be fun to get back behind the wheel of the Cup car," Montoya said. "It's hard to believe, but Roger Penske has never won the Brickyard 400. I think that (Brad Keselowski), (Joey Logano) and I will give Roger and Team Penske a great opportunity to check that off the list and we should be strong at Michigan as well."
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners in most formats won't blink an eye, but Montoya might be a really nice addition in those formats which limit the amount of starts by a certain driver. He might be an inexpensive option in salary cap formats with a little upside, especially at Indianapolis.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:26:04 -0800
Team Penske driver Juan Pablo Montoya would like to race in the Brickyard 400 this year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway if his team puts a ride together for him. He won the Indy 500 in 2000 and challenged for victories in the race in 2009 and 2010.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:35:30 -0700
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing driver Juan Pablo Montoya will leave the Sprint Cup Series and return to IndyCar racing, where he will be driving for Penske Championship Racing owner Roger Penske. Montoya could drive in a few NASCAR races as part of the deal.
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:47:03 -0700
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing will hold a press conference at 2:35 p.m. ET Friday, Aug. 30, presumably to announce the driver that will replace the departing Juan Pablo Montoya after this season. The replacement may be Kyle Larson, a Nationwide Series rookie.
Fantasy Tip: Joining the Sprint Cup would make Larson a potential sleeper next year, but this is only speculation right now. We'll let you know more as it comes to pass.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:23:39 -0700
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing driver Juan Pablo Montoya is looking for a sponsor from owner Michael Andretti in order to return to IndyCar racing with Andretti Autosport. Montoya won't be re-signed by EGR for an eighth season next year in the Sprint Cup Series. Montoya hasn't participated in open-wheel racing since he left Formula One in 2006 to join NASCAR.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:24:47 -0700
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing owner Chip Ganassi informed driver Juan Pablo Montoya that he won't be back with the team next season. Montoya has been with the team since 2006 when he left Formula One racing. He has just two wins in 239 career starts with the team, and his best finish in the standings was eighth in 2009.
Sun, 02 Jun 2013 20:28:18 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart snapped a 30-race winless drought at the FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway Sunday, June 2. Stewart passed Earnhardt Ganassi Racing driver Juan Pablo Montoya on lap 398 of 400 for the dramatic victory.
Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:14:23 -0800
Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing driver Juan Pablo Montoya's (foot) bruised left foot was sore but ready to go in the Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway last weekend. Montoya crashed into a jet dryer in the Daytona 500 the previous week.
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 19:44:32 -0800
Under a caution flag on Lap 160 of the Daytona 500, Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing driver Juan Pablo Montoya's car spun out of control and hit the jet dryer that was cleaning up debris on the track, causing a large fire that was eventually put out by safety personnel. Montoya, who walked out of the car after the wreck, was released from the infield care center. The jet dryer driver was taken to a nearby hospital for further evaluation. The race is under red flag as the track crew works to clean up the mess.
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