Toronto Penske Race Report

By July 18, 2016 Penske

No. 2 DeVilbiss Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Juan Pablo Montoya
Start:  9th
Finish: 20th
Status: Running
Laps Completed: 84/85
Laps Led: 0
Points Position: 13th (-153)

Recap: Juan Pablo Montoya started Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto in ninth place, but he was able to weave the No. 2 DeVilbiss Chevrolet toward the front and was challenging the lead group late Sunday when a crash sent him back to pit lane. The time spent on pit road making repairs to the car resulted in a 20th-place finish for Montoya, down one lap to the leaders. Early on, Montoya and the No. 2 Chevy made early contact with the car driven by Josef Newgarden, but that didn’t slow Montoya’s assault on the lead pack. Before the halfway mark of Sunday’s race, Montoya had worked his way inside the top five as he looked to score his best finish since a third-place effort in the first of two events on the Raceway at Belle Isle in Detroit. However, the misfortune that has plagued the two-time Indianapolis 500 champion virtually all season reared its ugly head yet again. Just four laps from the end of the race, Montoya got caught up in an accident with Jack Hawksworth that ended his bid for a strong finish.

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Quote: “It’s just how this year has gone. What are you going to do? The DeVilbiss Chevrolet was fast. I think we passed more people than anybody and had a great time. It really was a lot of fun. I was in a really great position to get a good finish again and the caution came out and caught us. Then we had a misfire followed by the accident. It’s just how 2016 has gone for us.”