Juan Pablo Montoya has announced that he will be adding two NASCAR Sprint Cup Races to his schedule, racing in Michigan and Indianapolis. He was persuaded by Team Penske to add these summer races as part of his encore appearances.
It was at the end of the last season that Montoya left stock car racing when he was beaten by Kyle Larson. He moved back to open wheel racing which is where his career first took off. However Penske now have announced that they want to have a third driver n some of their races to joing Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski and that they had asked him to do it.
In a team press release, Montoya explained that Penske has never won the brickyard 400 and so by having the three drivers it should give the team a much better chance of being able to do so.
Montoya did win the 2000 Indianapolis 500 in his only time of competing in the event but he then moved to F1 and he took part in six Grand Prix races in the US. He then left Grand Prix and raced seven time sin the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis with his best finish being a second place, but having many other great races there as well.
Roger Penske, team owner explained that he has shown that he can win races and do well in Michigan and Indianapolis which are important races for the team to win. Montoya explained that he has had a good start to the season in the Verizon IndyCar Series but it will be good to be back in a Cup car as well.
The announcement has also been carefully put together to say that he will make at least two appearances implying that there may be even more opportunities to see him this season. It may depend on how well he manages to perform and also how well the other members of the team do as well.