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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Juan Pablo Montoya
Chase Elliott won last year’s Watkins Glen race and is second on C.J. Radune’s Higher Risk Line-Up.
Kyle Busch has the best Watkins Glen record among the top three contenders with two victories and 11 top-10s from 13 tries, and therefore leads C.J. Radune’s Lower-Risk Lineup.
Jimmie Johnson hasn’t yet won at Watkins Glen, a natural-terrain road course, but he’s in the running this weekend and therefore in C.J. Radune’s Lower-Risk Lineup.
Kyle Busch, who starts in fourth position on this two-mile road course, is overdue for a victory this season and leads C.J. Radune’s lower-risk lineup.
Simon Pagenaud has been the strongest driver so far this season, so C.J. Radune expects him to be a contender this week at Texas
2008 Fantasy Outlook
Montoya is in much the same position as his teammate Jamie McMurray this season. Two seasons removed from his one-victory and 14 Top 10 campaign in 2010, the Columbian has been mired in a very long slump. His fiery crash into the jet dryer in the Daytona 500 last year is about all that is memorable for Montoya and the No. 42 team in 2012 and that’s a bad sign. After Homestead he capped a two Top-10 finish and 22nd-place driver standings effort last season. Like McMurray the final 10 races of last season showed little-to-no improvement for Montoya. One Top-15 finish during the Chase compared to six finishes outside the Top 20 are a bad sign for the upcoming season.
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Leads Opening Rolex 24 Practice
Captures Belle Isle Pole
Montoya has claimed pole for Saturday's Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle, in a front row sweep for Acura Team Penske. The Colombian laid down a 1:19.373 lap in the No. 6 Acura ARX-05 in a frantic qualifying session for the fifth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship that saw multiple late improvements, sportscar365.com reports.
Wins Acura Sports Car Challenge
Montoya and Dane Cameron have claimed their long-awaited first victory with Acura Team Penske in Sunday's Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio. Montoya took the No. 6 Acura ARX-05 to a 2.022-second win over the No. 77 Team Joest Mazda RT24-P of Tristan Nunez, following a race-long battle between the two DPi cars, sportscar365.com reports.
Leads Practice 2 at Mid-Ohio
Montoya put Acura Team Penske at the top of the time charts in an hour-long practice session at Mid-Ohio that saw weather that ranged from sunny to a torrential downpour. Montoya set the fastest time of 1:36.867 on his tenth tour of the drying track, sportscar365.com reports.
Wins Pole at Long Beach
Montoya has given Acura Team Penske its first pole in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition, storming to the top spot in qualifying for Saturday's Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach, sportscar365.com reports.