Category Archives: Indycar
JUAN PABLO MONTOYA (No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): “The Verizon Chevy was very good. We had a good car all weekend, but just in qualifying, our tires just didn’t come in. I don’t know what happened and we’ll go back and look at what went wrong there. We knew we had a fast car. It was fun and we made some good moves today. On the red tires, I ran them all day pretty much. They were wearing at the end a little bit, but we kept pushing it. At the start of the race, if you would have told me I would have finished fifth, I wouldn’t have believed it. I’m pretty happy where we finished and now we look ahead to Indy.”
Recap: Juan Pablo Montoya finished fourth Sunday in the No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevy at Long Beach to record his second top-five finish in three races as he maintained third place in the Verizon IndyCar Series standings. Montoya started fifth and dropped back to sixth at the start. He remained sixth after the first round of pit stops on Lap 26. The reigning Indy 500 champion moved up to fourth place after his second stop on Lap 54 and he fought off challenges from Tony Kanaan and Takuma Sato to earn his second top-five finish in three races to start the season. The result marked Montoya’s fourth top-five finish in five starts at Long Beach. Montoya recorded his 25th top-10 finish since joining Team Penske in 2014. Montoya is now third in the drivers’ standings, 28 points behind teammate Simon Pagenaud.