Monday, September 16, 2013

Montoya To IndyCar WIth Penske Racing

Team Penske announced today that Juan Pablo Montoya will join the team’s IZOD IndyCar Series lineup in 2014, driving the No. 2 Team Penske IndyCar for the full season as a teammate to Will Power and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves. 

Montoya, 37, is a native of Colombia and one of the most accomplished drivers in the world.  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.”  

“Juan is a proven winner at all levels of motorsport,” said 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.” 

Competing in a variety of disciplines, cars owned and prepared by Penske Racing have produced 377 major race wins, 433 pole positions and 24 National Championships. The team has also earned 15 Indianapolis 500 victories in its storied history.


  1. Anonymous12:44 PM

    ORALE! Viva Colombia Compa! Wonderful to hear JPM will be in a competitive toy car next year. After all the real cars are stock cars so therefore them open wheel toys will be no problem for JPM. Van you say 2014 Izod Indy Champ? Of coarse you can. Say it, SAY IT!

  2. Anonymous1:53 PM

    Bad news for Furniture Row Racing.

  3. I wonder with this "Defection" to Penske if Chip pulls him from the 42 early. I am sure makes things even less comfortable @ EGRw/FS

    1. Anonymous11:53 PM

      Kyle Larson's time is now!

  4. Anonymous1:25 PM

    Now Montoya can wreck the Indy car drivers who get in his way. A good day for NASCAR when he hit the waiver wire.