Juan Pablo Montoya

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Juan Pablo Montoya
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Born September 20, 1975 (1975-09-20) (age 38)
Bogotá, Colombie
Achievements 1998 Internaitional F3000 Champion
1999 CART FedEx Championship Series Champion
2000 Indianapolis 500 Winner
2003 Monaco Grand Prix Winner
2007, 2008, 2013 24 Oors o Daytona Oweraw Winner
Awairds 1999 CART Rookie o the Year
2000 Indianapolis 500 Rookie o the Year
2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Rookie o the Year
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
234 race(s) run over 8 year(s)
Caur no., team No. 42 (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)
2012 position 22nt
Best finish 8th (2009)
First race 2006 Ford 400 (Homestead)
Last race 2013 Coke Zero 400 (Daytona)
First win 2007 Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma)
Last win 2010 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 54 9
NASCAR Naitionwide Series career
23 race(s) run over 3 year(s)
Best finish 36t (2007)
First race 2006 Sam's Toun 250 (Memphis)
Last race 2008 Ford 300 (Homestead)
First win 2007 Telcel-Motorola 200 (Mexico Ceety)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 3 0
Statistics current as o Juin 30, 2013.
Formula Ane Warld Championship career
Naitionality Flag of Colombia.svg Colombie
Active years 20012006
Teams Williams, McLaren
Races 95 (94 stairts)
Championships 0
Wins 7
Podiums 30
Career points 307
Pole positions 13
Fastest laps 12
First race 2001 Australian Grand Prix
First win 2001 Italian Grand Prix
Last win 2005 Brazilian Grand Prix
Last race 2006 Unitit States Grand Prix

Juan Pablo Montoya Roldán (born 20 September 1975) is a Colombie race car driver kent internaitionally for parteecipatin in and winnin Formula Ane an CART race competitions. Currently, he competes in NASCAR, drivin the No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing in the Sprint Cup Series. He an wife Connie hae three childer; son Sebastian an dauchters Paulina an Manuela.

The heichlichts o his career include winnin the Internaitional F3000 championship in 1998, an the CART FedEx Championship Series in 1999, as well as victories in some o the maist prestigious races in the warld. He is the anly driver tae hae wan the premier North American open-wheel CART teetle, the Indianapolis 500 an the 24 Oors o Daytona, aw at the first attempt. Montoya is ane o twa drivers tae hae wan the CART teetle in his rookie year, the first bein Formula Ane Warld Champion Nigel Mansell in 1993. He haes an aa equalled Graham Hill's feat o bein a Monaco Grand Prix an Indianapolis 500 race winner; Montoya is currently ane o anly twa active drivers (alang wi Jacques Villeneuve) who haes wan twa legs o the Triple Croun o Motorsport.

Montoya haes an aa acome a crossower race winner bi winnin races (stairtin in each case in his rookie year) in Formula Ane, CART, IndyCar, Grand-Am an NASCAR equallin in that respect Mario Andretti's caliber o success (except for the F1 Warld Championship); An shares honors as well wi Dan Gurney in bein IndyCar/F1/NASCAR race winner. Montoya is an aa the anly driver tae hae competit in aw three major events at Indianapolis, finishin fowert or better in each event. He finished 1st in the Indianapolis 500, 2nt in the Brickyard 400, an 4t in the US Grand Prix.

In October 2009, Montoya wis ranked 30t in a leet o the tap 50 Formula Ane drivers o aw time bi Times Online.[1]

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  1. Kevin Eason (October 19, 2009). "The 50 greatest Formula One drivers: updated after Button's title triumph". Times Online. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 

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