Wednesday, August 1, 2007


The Juan and only:When the green flag waves for the Brickyard 400 at IMS, Montoya will be the only Indianapolis 500 winner in the 43-car field. A few other current NASCAR drivers have raced in the famed Indy 500 but only Montoya has his face engraved on the Borg-Warner Trophy, one of the most recognizable trophies in all of sports. Montoya took the checkered flag in just his first and only attempt at the Indy 500 in 2000 driving for Team Owner Chip Ganassi’s open wheel team. His margin of victory over runner-up finisher Buddy Lazier was 7.184 seconds. He also became the first rookie since Graham Hill in 1966 to win the 500-mile race.

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