Monthly Archives: July 2014
JPM HOW WAS THE HAWK PERFORMANCE CHEVY IN THE FIRST RACE IN TORONTO? “We made a little bit of a mistake staying on red tires and the tires just really fell off. When you're competing there's nothing you can do but just get out of the way. But we looked forward to Race #2 and went for it in the Hawk Chevrolet."
Facts About the race:
- Rains showers in the Toronto area on Saturday forced INDYCAR officials to postpone Race 1 of the “2 in T.O.” until Sunday morning, creating a true doubleheader with two races being run on the same day.
- Juan Pablo Montoya qualified his No. 2 Hawk Performance Chevrolet in the 11th position during the Saturday morning qualifying session. However, he was forced to start at the rear of the field for the first race – a 65-lap event – of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader as the team had to replace many of the electrical units in the No. 2 Team Penske car while INDYCAR attempted to start the race on Saturday afternoon.
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“Our PPG Chevy was really good today. We had some issues during the weekend but we never gave up. Yesterday in qualifying got really loose and we came back today really strong, passing people. I got inside of (Ed Carpenter) and he was running high and then all of a sudden (he) decided to run low. He had been running every lap on the top. I got a run – I got inside of him and he just turned down on me. Very frustrating deal but we have to move on. We’re still in good shape.”
“First off all, I want to thank Verizon, IndyCar, PPG, Chevrolet and everyone who supports this car and Team Penske. I want thank Roger (Penske) for believing in me after how many years out of open-wheel, coming back and believing I could do it. Here we are. It’s awesome that we could do it. You have to be patient and you have to be smart. On days like this, if you do everything right the opportunity will come.”
As one of the most gratifyng wins on his career, JPM is back on the top! Perfect Weekend for JPM and team 2 Verizon Penske Team, today dressed as PPG Automotive. JPM want to give a big thank you to to all his fans, his team, his Country Colombia & Mr. Penske for believing in him.
Montoya breaks records, earns Verizon P1 Award – Form Indycar.com By Dave Lewandowski
LONG POND, Pa. — Juan Pablo Montoya stood tall in the late-afternoon session of “Can you top me in the Poconos?”
The final competitor in single-car qualifications for the Pocono INDYCAR 500 fueled by Sunoco broke the one- and two-lap track records to earn his first Verizon P1 Award of the season and 15th of his Indy car career.