Biography

Juan Pablo Montoya has competed at the highest levels of racing for the better part of his career. The native of Colombia has had successful stints in Formula 1 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to go along with his career in the Verizon IndyCar Series that is peppered with wins and accomplishments. He will compete in his third season with Team Penske in 2017, looking to claim his third career Indianapolis 500 victory when he races for the team in May.

After a championship-contending season and a second Indy 500 victory in 2015, the 2016 season kicked off with a win in the season opener at St. Petersburg. Montoya followed that up with a four straight top-10 efforts and a third-place ranking in the standings. The season changed with an early crash in the 100th Running of the Indy 500 which triggered a stretch of five finishes outside the top 10 over a seven-race span. He finished strong with three top 10s in his last four starts including a third-place showing in the season finale at Sonoma which secured an eighth-place finish in the final championship standings behind the wheel of the No. 2 Verizon/DeVilbiss/Hawk/hum by Verizon/PPG Chevrolet.

Few drivers in motorsports history can match the credentials of Montoya. He is the only driver to win a CART Series title, the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Daytona, all in his first attempt. He is also a former winner of one of the most prestigious races in the world - the Monaco Grand Prix. Legendary racers Mario Andretti and Dan Gurney are the only other drivers besides Montoya that can boast wins in Formula 1, INDYCAR and NASCAR.