JPM 2nd at Milwaukee!

By August 18, 2014 Indycar
  • Juan Pablo Montoya began Sunday afternoon’s race at the Milwaukee Mile from the third position after posting a two-lap average speed of 168.579 miles per around the one-mile oval during Saturday evening qualifying.
  • As he kept pace with the race leader during the opening laps, Montoya radioed that his PPG Chevrolet was handling tight on the exit of Turn 4 and loose in the center of Turns 1 and 2.
  • As the field began to make green-flag pit stops, Montoya briefly assumed the lead before coming down pit road at lap 59 for four fresh Firestone tires, fuel and an adjustment to the front wing.
  • Upon returning to the track in the fifth position, Montoya continued to turn laps as fast as the race leader, falling outside the top five for only two laps during the second round of pit stops.
  • Montoya grabbed the race lead again at lap 191 during a cycling of pit stops before making his own final stop at lap 192.
  • The 2000 race winner at Milwaukee, Montoya raced his way into the second position at lap 192 of the 250-lap event. He held the spot for the remainder of the race as he finished 2.79 seconds behind his Team Penske teammate, Will Power, who took the win.
  • With the result, Montoya maintained the fifth position in the championship standings, and he is now 114 points behind Power with two races remaining in the season.

Milwaukee Mile, IndyCar