Recap: Juan Pablo Montoya came back from a pit lane speeding violation early in the race and finished eighth Saturday in the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Montoya started sixth in the No. 2 Verizon Chevy and raced up to fourth by Lap 5. But after his first stop, Montoya was called for speeding on pit lane and had to serve a drive-through penalty on Lap 22. He battled back to 12th place just 15th laps later and continued to gain ground as the race wore on but he was not able to work his way back up to the leaders. After crossing the finish line in eighth place, Montoya earned his fifth consecutive top-10 result to start the 2016 season. Montoya is the defending champion of the Indianapolis 500 and he will attempt to win the race for the third time in his fourth attempt on Sunday, May 29.
Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course Race: Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Date: May 14, 2016 No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Juan Pablo Montoya Start: 6th Finish: 8th Status: Running Laps Completed: 82/82 Laps Led: 0 Points Position: 3rd (-82)
Quote: “‘I struggled leaving the pits. I was on cold tires and I went down there and turned and the car never turned. I needed to go through the line and I didn’t manage to. It was really close, so I got on the brakes and tried to make it but I didn’t so I got a drive-through penalty and it pretty much ruined our day. At the beginning I was struggling a little bit, but we made a change to our Verizon Chevy and it got a lot better. At the end we had a really great car.”