Montoya qualifies first in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va., April 29 (UPI) -- Juan Pablo Montoya won his second Sprint Cup pole of the year Friday by qualifying first for Saturday's 400-lap race at Richmond International Raceway.

Harvick edges Earnhardt at Martinsville

RIDGEWAY, Va., April 3 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick followed up last week's victory in California with another win Sunday, taking the Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Montoya wins pole at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif., March 25 (UPI) -- Juan Pablo Montoya won the pole Friday for Sunday's Auto Club 400, which will be the 150th Sprint Cup race of his career.

Montoya dominates in Watkins Glen win

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Juan Pablo Montoya breezed to a win Sunday, dominating for 74 of 90 laps in the Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International.

Stewart qualifies first at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa., July 30 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart qualified first for a race at Pocono Raceway Friday, 10 years after winning his first pole at the track.

Montoya wins pole in New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H., June 25 (UPI) -- Juan Pablo Montoya turned in the fastest qualifying lap at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway Friday and earned the third pole of his Sprint Cup career.

Report: ESPN suspends Griese for a week

MADISON, Fla., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- ESPN suspended former NFL star and current college football analyst Bob Griese for a week due to a remark he made Saturday, The Miami Herald reported.
Johnson holds off Gordon in Fontana race

Johnson holds off Gordon in Fontana race

FONTANA, Calif., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson took the lead with six laps to go Sunday and held off Jeff Gordon to win the Pepsi 500 in Fontana, Calif.
Mark Martin races to 'incredible' victory

Mark Martin races to 'incredible' victory

LOUDON, N.H., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Mark Martin won Sunday's Sylvania 300, the first race in the season-ending "Race for the Chase," which decides the 2009 Sprint Cup champion.

Montoya wins pole to start NASCAR playoffs

LOUDON, N.H., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Juan Pablo Montoya, one of 12 drivers remaining with a chance to win the Sprint Cup championship, captured the pole Friday for the Sylvania 300.
Kasey Kahne wins Sunday's Sprint Cup race

Kasey Kahne wins Sunday's Sprint Cup race

HAMPTON, Ga., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Kasey Kahne, driving the No. 9 Dodge, won Sunday's Sprint Cup Pep Boys Auto 500 auto race at Hampton, Ga., beating Kevin Harvick to the checkered flag.

Hamlin ends drought in rain-delayed Pocono

LONG POND, Pa., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin went 50 races without a win but that streak ended Monday with a victory in No. 51, the rain-delayed Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500.

Johnson beats Martin at the Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS, July 26 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson fended off Mark Martin Sunday and won the Sprint Cup Allstate 400 at the Brickyard in Indianapolis.
Donohue wins Rolex 24 endurance race

Donohue wins Rolex 24 endurance race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- David Donohue won the 24-hour endurance auto race Sunday at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway by 0.167 seconds ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya.

Johnson declared Sprint Cup pole winner

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson was declared the pole-winner during Friday's qualifying for the Camping World RV 400 at Kansas City, Kan.
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Juan Pablo Montoya
Juan Pablo Montoya, former Formula One driver in training for the 2007 NASCAR Cup season, prepares for his debut stock car race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Al., October 6, 2006. (UPI Photo/John Dickerson).

Juan Pablo Montoya Roldán (born September 20, 1975) is a Colombian race car driver known internationally for participating and winning in Formula One and CART race competitions. He has enjoyed great success. Currently, he competes in NASCAR, driving the #42 Target Chevrolet Impala for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing in the Sprint Cup Series. He and wife Connie have three children: son Sebastian and daughters Paulina and Manuela.

The highlights of his career include winning the International F3000 championship in 1998, and the CART Championship Series in 1999, as well as victories in some of the most prestigious races in the world. He is the only driver to have won the premier North American open-wheel CART title, the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Daytona, all at the first attempt. Montoya is one of two drivers to have won the CART title in his rookie year, the first being Formula One World Champion Nigel Mansell in 1993. He has also equalled Graham Hill's feat of being a Monaco Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500 race winner; Montoya is currently one of only two active drivers (along with Jacques Villeneuve) who has won two legs of the Triple Crown of Motorsport.

Montoya has also become a crossover race winner by winning races (starting in each case in his rookie year) in Formula One, CART, IndyCar, Grand-AM and NASCAR equalling in that respect Mario Andretti's caliber of success (except for the F1 World Championship); And shares honors as well with Dan Gurney in being IndyCar/F1/NASCAR race winner. Montoya is also the only driver to have competed in all three major events at Indianapolis, finishing fourth or better in each event. He finished 1st in the Indianapolis 500, 2nd in the Brickyard 400, and 4th in the US Grand Prix.

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