Juan Pablo Montoya
Juan Pablo  Montoya
Team Penske
Juan Pablo Montoya
rank
23
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Championship
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Sep 20, 1975
22 Chevrolet Columbia
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Hometown
Bogota, Colombia
Residence
Miami, FL

ON TRACK

  • Only driver to win the CART championship (1999), Indianapolis 500 (2000) and Rolex 24 At Daytona (2007), all in his first attempt.
  • Returned to Indy car racing in 2014 after six seasons competing in Formula One and seven in NASCAR.
  • Claimed his second Indianapolis 500 victory in 2015 in just his third start in the famed race.
  • One of just three drivers to win races in Indy cars, Formula One and NASCAR (Mario Andretti and Dan Gurney were the others).

OFF TRACK

  • Spends a lot of time with his family and coaches his son, Sebastian, who is a national champion kart racer.
  • Builds and flies model airplanes, also enjoys building and operating radio controlled cars and helicopters.
  • An avid bicycler and windsurfer.
  • Has a high-end watch collection.
  • Founded Formula Smiles Foundation with his wife, Connie, to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in his native Colombia.
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CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2017 Verizon IndyCar Series 2 0 0 0 2 1 2
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 1 0 5 10 123 13
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 2 0 9 13 145 15
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 18 1 1 8 9 167 17
2000 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 1 0 1 1 167 1
2000 CART 20 3 7 5 9 820 8
1999 CART 20 7 7 10 13 954 15
Total 93 15 15 38 57 2377 71

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish


Team Penske

Roger Penske has been racing and winning in the United States since 1958 and has scored victories in every series in which he has competed.

Penske was one of America's most successful young road racers before he retired from driving in 1965 to focus on his business interests. He fielded Corvettes in the 1966 endurance races at Daytona and Sebring before joining forces with driver Mark Donohue to race in the USRRC and Can-Am sports car series. Penske Racing found success early with Donohue, winning two consecutive USRRC championships and three SCCA Trans-Am championships.

Penske Racing and Donohue moved into Indy car racing by racing in two USAC-sanctioned road races in 1968. In 1969, the team entered the Indianapolis 500 for the first time, and Donohue finished seventh, earning Rookie of the Year honors.

Since then, a Penske Racing car has been in Victory Circle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 15 times -- most recently in 2009 with Helio Castroneves -- and won the Verizon IndyCar Series championship in 2006 with Sam Hornish Jr. and 2014 with Will Power.

Drivers who have competed in Penske Racing cars in CART and the Verizon IndyCar Series include Mario Andretti, Al Unser, Bobby Unser, Al Unser Jr., Tom Sneva, Rick Mears, Danny Sullivan, Emerson Fittipaldi, Paul Tracy, Al Unser Jr., Gil de Ferran, Gary Bettenhausen, Paul Tracy, Andre Ribiero, Ryan Briscoe, Juan Pablo Montoya and Simon Pagenaud.

 

 

Team Website teampenske.com
First Start
March 21, 1999 (Homestead)
First Win
April 18, 1999 (Long Beach)
First Pole
May 2, 1999 (Nazareth)

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2016
    • Finished eighth in the Verizon IndyCar Series for Team Penske, scoring a win at St. Petersburg for the second consecutive year.
    • Recorded podium finishes at Belle Isle-1 and Sonoma.
  • 2015
    • Won his second Indianapolis 500, the 16th win in the race for car owner Roger Penske
    • Scored victory at St. Petersburg and recorded five podium finishes as he finished second in Verizon IndyCar Series standings
    • Led the championship after 15 of the 16 races
  • 2014
    • Finished fourth in Verizon IndyCar Series standings for Team Penske in his first season in Indy cars since 2000.
    • Won from pole at Pocono.
    • Finished second at Houston-1 and Milwaukee, third at Texas and led 85 laps in season finale at Auto Club before finishing fourth.
    • Led six races for total of 167 laps.
  • 2000
    • Won Indianapolis 500 for Target Chip Ganassi Racing after qualifying second.
    • Became first driver in 34 years to win the Indianapolis 500 in first start.
    • Competed in entire CART season, winning at Milwaukee, Michigan and Gateway.
  • 1999
    • Won CART championship in American motorsports series debut, driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
    • Earned seven wins (Long Beach, Nazareth, Rio de Janeiro, Cleveland, Mid-Ohio, Chicago, Vancouver) on way to becoming youngest champion in CART history.
    • Won Jim Trueman Rookie of the Year honors.

Juan's Road To Indy

  • 2013
    • Raced in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.
    • Finished season with four top-five finishes and eight top-10 results. Finished 21st in the series standings.
    • Won third Rolex 24 At Daytona in Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series.
  • 2012
    • Finished 22nd in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.
    • Recorded back-to-back pole positions at Pocono and Watkins Glen.
    • Competed in two Grand-Am Series races (Rolex 24 At Daytona and Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis) and finished fourth in both.
  • 2011
    • Produced two top-five finishes and eight top-10 results in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition.
    • Won pole positions at Auto Club Speedway and Richmond.
    • Finished 21st in series standings.
    • Scored second-place finish in the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona.
  • 2010
    • Led 74 of 90 laps at Watkins Glen International to score second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, becoming first foreign-born driver to win multiple races.
    • Won pole at New Hampshire, Indianapolis and Talladega.
    • Finished 17th in series standings with six top-five finishes and 14 top-10 results.
  • 2009
    • Became first foreign-born driver, first former Formula One driver and first Indianapolis 500 champion to qualify for NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup.
    • Won first career Cup pole position at Talladega.
    • Finished eighth in series standings with seven top-five and 18 top-10 finishes.
  • 2008
    • Became first driver to win Rolex 24 At Daytona in his first two starts.
    • Recorded two top-five finishes and three top-10 finishes in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition.
  • 2007
    • Won NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors and finished 20th in points with one win, three top-five finishes and six top-10 results.
    • Scored first Sprint Cup win at Sonoma.
    • Won first NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City in his seventh career start.
    • Won his first Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona in his first start.
  • 2006
    • Competed for the McLaren Mercedes team in Formula One, finishing season with two podium results.
    • Announced move to NASCAR with Ganassi Racing at U.S. Grand Prix weekend.
    • Made two ARCA starts at Talladega and Iowa, finishing second and 24th, respectively.
  • 2005
    • Joined McLaren Mercedes in Formula One and earned first win for team at Silverstone.
    • Won at Monza and Brazil.
  • 2004
    • Raced his final season with Williams BMW team, scoring a victory in season finale at Brazil.
  • 2003
    • Helped design 2003 Williams F1 chassis to better suit his driving style.
    • Recorded victories at Monaco and Germany.
    • Finished season with nine podiums and third-place finish in season standings.
  • 2002
    • Raced for Williams in Formula One.
    • Won seven pole positions and posted fastest qualifying lap in F1 history, in qualifying at Monza.
  • 2001
    • Collected first F1 win at Monza.
    • Made Formula One debut with Williams BMW.
    • Earned three pole positions and four podium finishes.
  • 1997-1998
    • Raced in Formula 3000 while also becoming Formula One test driver for Williams BMW.
    • Won 1998 Formula 3000 championship after close battle with Nick Heidfeld.
    • Became first Formula 3000 driver to lap entire field at Pau Grand Prix in 1998.
  • Early Career
    • Finished fifth in the 1996 British Formula 3 Series.
    • Competed in 1995 British Formula Vauxhall, finishing third in standings.
    • Raced in Junior World Cup Go-Karting Championship in 1990, alongside Helio Castroneves.
    • Became four-time Columbian National Karting Champion from 1981-84.