Montoya Leaves NASCAR, Joins IndyCar in 2014

Colombian racing driver Juan Pablo Montoya will join Team Penske in the IndyCar Series for the 2014 season, the North Carolina-headquartered team announced earlier this week.
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Now driving Earnhardt Ganassi’s Chevrolet SS in the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Montoya will be racing one of Penske’s Dallara-Chevrolet IndyCars, joining a team that also includes Helio Castroneves and Will Power.

"I am really excited to join this legendary team beginning next year," said Montoya. "I have had the opportunity to drive for some of the best racing teams in the world and I have always admired Roger Penske and his organization. I consider it an honor to be offered the opportunity to drive for Team Penske."

"Juan is a proven winner at all levels of motorsport," said Roger Penske. "He has won a lot of races and championships and he has an extremely passionate fan base. We look forward to building on his successes together and we believe he will be a great addition to Team Penske."

37-year-old Montoya has been racing in NASCAR since 2006, joining the series after six years of Formula One and several F3000, CART and IndyCar seasons.
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