Montoya turned his first laps in an Indy car in 13 years this week during his first test with new team Penske Racing. The test at Sebring International Raceway was Montoya's first opportunity to get in his new car. He last drove in IndyCar in 2000, the year he won the Indianapolis 500 driving for Chip Ganassi, FOX Sports reports.
After his crash in the Grand Prix of Houston, Franchitti was admitted to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, where it was determined he sustained a concussion, a spinal fracture that will not require surgery, and a fracture to his right ankle. He underwent surgery on the ankle and will remain hospitalized, ESPN.com reports.
Montoya will join the Penske Racing 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, penskeracing.com reports.
Castroneves was told by doctors to skip a stock car event in Brazil after he crashed hard in practice, the Indianapolis Star reports. "I was conscious at all times but I was a bit worried because of the neck pain," he said. "But thankfully tests showed no serious injuries. My ribs are still sore. It would be painful just to buckle the seat belt."