Juan Pablo Montoya, Arrow McLaren SP and Mission Foods will team up for a second consecutive year, with two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Montoya competing in the No. 6 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet for both the GMR Grand Prix and 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
Montoya again will join full-time Arrow McLaren SP drivers Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist to complete the team’s lineup for the Month of May, with the GMR Grand Prix scheduled for Saturday, May 13 and the Indy 500 on Sunday, May 29.
“I’m excited to return to Indianapolis with Arrow McLaren SP and Mission, to once again compete in a race that holds a special place in my heart – the Indianapolis 500,” Montoya said. “I had a great experience with the team last year and look forward to building on the progress we made in 2021. I think we have a real shot at competing at the front of the field and challenging for the win.”
Montoya returns to Arrow McLaren SP after competing for the team last year, finishing ninth in the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. This year will see him attempt to qualify for his seventh entry into the race, having competed six times in his career, including winning as a rookie in 2000 and again 15 years later in 2015.
“We’re delighted to have both Juan Pablo and Mission Foods back for another Indianapolis 500,” said McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown. “Juan Pablo is an institution in motorsport, with two Indianapolis 500 victories and an impressive Formula One career with multiple wins for McLaren. He adds experience that really benefits our team, giving us another driver with the potential to win anytime he steps into the car.”
The Mission brand will be represented on the No. 6 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet and Montoya’s race suit during both races, as well as continuing to be featured on the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet piloted by O’Ward and the No. 7 Vuse Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet piloted by Rosenqvist.
Mission Foods first partnered with Arrow McLaren SP in 2020, and the successful partnership continues to find new and exciting ways to activate and reach new consumers through the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.
“We are thrilled to partner again with Juan Pablo Montoya and Arrow McLaren SP for the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500,” Mission Foods CEO Juan Gonzalez said. “The Indianapolis 500 and Juan Pablo are legendary to racing and loved by race fans everywhere. It’s an honor for our brand to align with icons like these.”