Texas Team report

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Team Penske Verizon IndyCar Series Race Report
Track: Texas Motor Speedway
Race: Firestone 600
Date: August 27, 2016

No. 2 hum by Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Juan Pablo Montoya
Start:  17th  Finish: 9th Status: Running Laps Completed: 246/248 Laps Led: 0 Points Position: 13th (-184)

Recap: Juan Pablo Montoya restarted the Firestone 600 on Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway in the 10th position but the hum by Verizon Chevrolet wasn’t handling well and fell two laps down to the leader. But a late rally led to a ninth-place finish to place all four Team Penske cars inside the top 10. Montoya raced up to the fourth position at one point and slid back to 13th at another. The shorter runs were better for the two-time Indy 500 winner while the long runs exacerbated the handling problems. It was his ninth top-10 finish of the season. Following an eighth-place showing at Pocono, Montoya logged back-to-back top 10s for the first time since Barber Motorsports Park and the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway earlier in the season.

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Post Race Pocono Team Official Press release

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No. 2 hum by Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Juan Pablo Montoya
Start:  15th / Finish: 8th / Status: Running / Laps Completed: 200/200 /Laps Led: 0 / Points Position: 13th (-174)

Recap: The song remained the same for Juan Pablo Montoya in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The two-time Indy 500 champion has battled bad luck all season and it continued with a Saturday practice crash. He recovered to secure a top-10 finish after starting 15th on the grid in his No. 2 hum by Verizon Chevy. The scheduled Sunday race date was postponed to Monday due to inclement weather. Under a mostly sunny sky Monday afternoon, Montoya quickly worked his way into the top 10 and was able to stay there throughout much of the race. He reached the second position while teams cycled through green-flag stops in the early going and moved up to third as teammate Will Power claimed the race lead. Looking for additional downforce throughout the race due to breezy conditions, Montoya asked for wing adjustments at virtually every pit stop. The changes were enough to score an eighth-place finish. It was his eighth top-10 finish of the season.

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