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"What They're Saying" from Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Practice "The Hawk Performance Chevy was pretty quick today. It was not as good at the test so we made some changes to the car and as a result, we gained on those changes a lot during practice. This is a tough racetrack and so the more changes we make, the better we can adjust here. Hopefully, we'll get some dry weather tomorrow for qualifying. Either way, we'll be ready."
JPM Says: "Yeah, it's terrible. On Friday, I made a mistake and went into the wall so we got behind. In the morning yesterday we had a misfire with the engine and didn't do any laps before qualifying. We didn't qualify as well as we could. We knew we had a good race car though. The DeVilbiss Chevy was really good. I passed a lot of people and had a lot of fun. I thought I had an easy podium if not more. We missed a pit call by about two seconds. I started at the back. I was running with the No. 28 (Ryan Hunter-Reay) there late and went to turn with him, but the No. 41 (Jack Hawksworth) was in the wall and there was nowhere to go. It seems like every weekend there is something, and it's getting really old really fast."
Track: Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa (.894-mile oval)
Race: Iowa Corn 300
Date: July 10, 2016
No. 2 DeVilbiss Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Juan Pablo Montoya
Laps Completed: 179/300
Laps Led: 0
Points Position (behind leader): 11th (-140 pts.)
RECAP: Juan Pablo Montoya started 11th in Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway and charged forward to eventually run inside the top five. He began to challenge the leaders before the DeVilbiss Chevrolet encountered mechanical trouble and Montoya was forced to retire shortly after the halfway point of Sunday’s race. It marked the third consecutive time that Montoya was not able to finish a race at Iowa Speedway, ending competitive bids in each result. A disappointing qualifying effort Saturday left him starting on the inside of the sixth row, but Montoya raced up to fifth place by Lap 68. A fast pit stop by the No. 2 Team Penske crew helped Montoya gain one more position on Lap 118. On Lap 175, he moved past teammate Helio Castroneves into third place, but four laps later his day ended with a puff of smoke as the car was forced to pit lane and out of the race.