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Car #2 Race Recap Texas

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No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Juan Pablo Montoya
Start:  5th
Finish: 4th
Status: Running
Laps Completed:  248/248
Laps Led:  16
Points Position:  Leader (348 pts)

Recap: Juan Pablo Montoya recovered from handling issues early on to finish fourth in Saturday night’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, retaining his lead in the Verizon IndyCar Series championship standings. It marked Montoya’s series-leading sixth top-five finish of the season. After briefly losing several positions over the opening laps of the race, Montoya climbed back inside the top five prior to a lap 84 caution period. After bringing the No. 2 Verizon Chevrolet down pit road for service he returned to the track in the lead. He held the top spot until lap 182 when Tony Kanaan was able to get around both he and teammate Helio Castroneves, who was running in the second position. As he overcame some handling challenges with the car, Montoya was able to keep his Chevy positioned in the top five for most of the remaining laps. 

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Detroit Race 2 JPM finishes 10th

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No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet – Juan Pablo Montoya
Start:  1st
Finish: 10th
Status: Running
Laps Completed:  68/68
Laps Led:  35
Points Position (behind leader):  1st (315 pts.)

Recap: Juan Pablo Montoya led the Team Penske effort at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Presented by Quicken Loans on Sunday afternoon, earning a 10thplace finish in the wet conditions. The 2015 Indianapolis 500 champion began the event from the pole position after rain canceled the morning qualifying session. Montoya briefly gave up the lead to teammate Will Power before reassuming the top spot on the third lap.  On lap 21, Montoya pitted from the lead but regained it just two laps later as the field cycled through green-flag stops. After the slow stop on lap 37, Montoya battled back toward the front, eventually settling into second place behind eventual winner Sebastien Bourdais late in the race. On a lap 64 restart, Montoya dropped to fourth place prior to a red flag condition.  As the race restarted as a timed event, Montoya began to slow on the final lap and faded from fourth to 10th as his Verizon Chevy began to run out of fuel. With the 10th-place finish, he maintained his lead in the IndyCar drivers’ standings.

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