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Juan Pablo Montoya will return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014 for two races with Team Penske, the team announced Wednesday.

The 38-year-old Colombian will drive the No. 12 Ford Fusion in the June 15 race at Michigan International Speedway, and again July 27 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Greg Erwin will serve as crew chief, and SKF will sponsor the No. 12 car at Michigan.
Montoya has 253 career starts in the Sprint Cup Series, with two wins, 24 top-fives and 59 top-10s. All of his races came for Chip Ganassi, with every start but one in the No. 42. He was a full-time driver in the Sprint Cup Series from 2007-13.
"It will be fun to get back behind the wheel of the Cup car," Montoya said in a team release. "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."

Ganassi announced late last season that Kyle Larson would pilot the No. 42 in 2014.

Montoya, a former open-wheel champion, drives for Roger Penske in the IndyCar Series.

"Juan is a proven winner in multiple racing disciplines and he is one of the most versatile racecar drivers competing today," Penske said in the release. "Michigan and Indianapolis are two important races for Team Penske. We know Juan has the ability to race for wins in both of those events.

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Hmmmm, Why?

Just saying, there was a reason he left Nascar to begin with.

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My thoughts exactly Checkers.... i have never liked that dude and never will. He should do us all a favor and stay where he is and not bother racing in NASCAR.  8)

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Because he can, and Rodger asked him too. lol   ;D
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I think the press release was just a warning for the track crews.  :o
Jet Dryers............. You have been warned. ;)
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I think the press release was just a warning for the track crews.  :o
Jet Dryers............. You have been warned. ;)
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To this day I still have no idea what was going through his empty head when he hit that jet dryer. That was a major bone head move......

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If i remember right, something broke in his car
and pushed him up the track.
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If i remember right, something broke in his car
and pushed him up the track.




Well that's what he said happened... But did it really ?  :o  Only the Juan Man knows for sure...But he ain't gonna fess up.... 8)

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Re: Juan Pablo Montoya will return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup for 2 races
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2014, 02:24:16 AM »



Well that's what he said happened... But did it really ?  :o  Only the Juan Man knows for sure...But he ain't gonna fess up.... 8)
Are you trying to cause trouble.   ;)  ;D
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Re: Juan Pablo Montoya will return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup for 2 races
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2014, 08:10:26 AM »
Are you trying to cause trouble.   ;)  ;D


Not me...... I would never cause any trouble.... 8) ;)

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Re: Juan Pablo Montoya will return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup for 2 races
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2014, 03:45:47 PM »
I'm curious to see how he does in those 2 races he runs.

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Re: Juan Pablo Montoya will return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup for 2 races
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2014, 02:30:40 PM »
Maybe they should put him on the track with the Jet dryers, to race. Let's see who wins  ;D

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Re: Juan Pablo Montoya will return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup for 2 races
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2014, 07:08:45 PM »
Maybe they should put him on the track with the Jet dryers, to race. Let's see who wins  ;D


I'm certain the Jet Dryer will lose because he would most likely crash into it and then cross the finish line.. :o