Juan Pablo Montoya. Verizon Team Penske driver

JPM Nominated for ESPY award in Best Driver Category

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“Look at the list of former winners of the ‘Best Driver’ category and you can see that it is quite an honor just to be nominated. What’s amazing is that I have raced against almost everyone on that list of former ESPY winners. I love the Verizon IndyCar Series and I think we have the best racing in the world. It’s important for us to have ESPN acknowledge our accomplishments. Hopefully we can make it three straight Verizon IndyCar Series winners for ‘Best Driver.’”

 -Juan Pablo Montoya, Driver of the No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet

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JPM Race report Toronto

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Start:  3rd
Finish: 7th
Status: Running
Laps Completed:  85/85
Laps Led:  0
Points Position (behind leader):  First (374 pts)

Recap: Juan Pablo Montoya maintained his lead in the Verizon IndyCar Series championship standings with a seventh-place finish in Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto. He now leads Team Penske teammate Will Power by 27 points, with Penske’s Helio Castroneves in fourth place, 52 points off the lead. While trying to settle into an early rhythm on the wet Exhibition Place circuit, Montoya went slightly off course while racing with the No. 9 Chevy of Scott Dixon, dropping the PPG Automotive Refinish Chevrolet from third to eighth in the running order. He “short pitted” a few laps later on lap 10 to swap out his Firestone rain tires for the “red” alternate rubber. As a result he dropped back to 16th place, but was back up to seventh position by lap 15. On a Lap 46 restart, Montoya maintained his eighth place position, but he was passed by Takuma Sato and Graham Rahal a short time later. The 2015 Indianapolis 500 winner methodically worked his way back through the field over the remaining laps to secure his series-leading ninth top-10 finish of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

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