RECAP: Juan Pablo Montoya recovered from a troublesome qualifying effort to wheel the DeVilbiss Chevrolet to a seventh-place finish Sunday at Road America, improving his position in the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers’ standings. Montoya started mid-pack, but quickly showed his Chevy Dallara was fast, moving up through the field and finding himself solidly inside the top 10 when the day’s only caution flew. Unfortunately, a lack of push-to-pass boosts and several cars on red tires kept Montoya from advancing forward at the end. Montoya is now ninth in the standings, 116 points off teammate Simon Pagenaud’s leading pace.
QUOTE: “It’s hard when you qualify that far back. We had really good pace in the DeVilbiss Chevrolet, but there’s nothing you can do to advance that many positions. We executed well. We did make a couple small mistakes in the first run, but we kind of got with the program and got better and better. We had a fun day. It was so exciting to come back to Road America. This place is incredible. It’s just amazing. If anyone complains about the racing today, then they should go watch horse racing or something.”