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Montoya To Join Penske’s IndyCar Team In 2014

| , RacinToday.com Monday, September 16 2013

Juan Pablo Montoya is headed to IndyCAr. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

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, 37, is a native of Colombia. His 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.

“I am really excited to join this legendary team beginning next year,” said Montoya. “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.”

Chip Ganassi Raicng announced it was would not rehire Montoya to its Sprint Cup team for 2014 earlier this year.

“Juan is a proven winner at all levels of motorsport,” said team owner Roger Penske. “He has won a lot of races and championships and he has an extremely passionate fan base. We look forward to building on his successes together and we believe he will be a great addition to Team Penske.”

| , RacinToday.com Monday, September 16 2013
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