Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Montoya talks about joining Penske Racing's Indy car team in 2014

Montoya has two wins the Sprint Cup series
Juan Pablo Montoya will leave NASCAR after seven years and join the rival of his current team owner in a return to IndyCar next year.

Montoya will move from Chip Ganassi’s NASCAR program to Roger Penske’s IndyCar team next season.

The 37-year-old Montoya was told last month that he would not be retained at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing for next season. While he flirted with staying in stock cars at Furniture Row Racing, he opted to make the move back to the form of racing that made him famous.

In 1999-2000, Montoya won 11 open-wheel races, including the 2000 Indianapolis 500. He also won the 1999 CART championship as a rookie.

Montoya raced in Formula One until making the full-time move to NASCAR in 2007. He has two career wins, both on road courses, and one top-10 finish in the standings (eighth in 2009).

“I am really excited to join this legendary team beginning next year," Montoya said in a statement. "I have had the opportunity to drive for some of the best racing teams in the world and I have always admired Roger Penske and his organization.

“I consider it an honor to be offered the opportunity to drive for Team Penske."

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