Tag Archive: Juan Montoya

Jan 28

Riley Technologies wins Ninth consecutive Rolex 24 At Daytona

Scott Pruett races into record books with Riley

Rolex 24 At Daytona - Riley TechnologiesRolex 24 At Daytona - Riley Technologies - Scott PruettRiley Technologies raced into the record books once again this weekend as the firm’s Daytona Prototype design took a ninth consecutive overall victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Montoya crashed his No. 42 Chevrolet shortly after getting up to speed on his first lap

His problem inadvertently became Kyle Busch’s, as well

2012-02-24_0095Las Vegas SpeedwayJuan Montoya’s trip to Las Vegas Motor Speedway got off to a decidedly rocky start in Friday’s first Sprint Cup practice. Montoya crashed his No. 42 Chevrolet shortly after getting up to speed on his first lap around the 1.5-mile oval. And Busch wound up sidelined, as well, when a piece of Montoya’s car — perhaps a broken brake rotor — punched a large hole in the left-front valance of Busch’s No. 18 Toyota. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 01

Crew chiefs staying with driver a thing of the past

Just three current pairings have been together for more than 100 races

Tony Stewart - Darian GrubbNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesJake Elder got the nickname “Suitcase” for the sheer number of jobs he held during his tenure as a NASCAR crew chief. In an era when drivers and crew chiefs stayed together season after season, Elder’s lengthy and varied resume was considered unusual. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Competitive season also provided some oddities (+photos)

Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart finished off 2011 with a hot streak not seen since Rusty Wallace

NASCAR Truck Series 2011-11-22 NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesCarl Edwards accomplished an odd piece of trivia that hadn’t been done since the Modern Era began. And a California driver named Jim Cook shares one unusual trait with Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Ragan comes from nowhere for Brickyard pole (+result)

The roll continued for David Ragan on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

David Ragan Texas Samsung Mobile 500 poleBrick Yard 400 logoRagan’s qualifying lap at 182.994 mph (49.182 seconds) was fast enough to win the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400, the 20th Sprint Cup race of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Edwards finally gets his 2011 victory at Las Vegas (+result)

The victory was the 19th of Edwards’ career

Carl_Edwards_20092011-02-19_0435Carl Edwards found a way to put the frustration of the first two Sprint Cup races of the season behind him. After finishing second in the Daytona 500 and having his pole-winning car knocked into the fence the following week at Phoenix, Edwards finally found Victory Lane — in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Hamlin wins pole for Sunday’s race at Martinsville

Points leader Johnson qualifies 19th as Hamlin achieves goal of first pit box

Denny Hamlin’s wish came true — what’s left is for the second-place driver in the Chase to maximize his advantage in Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway. Hamlin, who has won the past two races at Martinsville, claimed his second career pole at the .526-mile short track during Friday’s qualifying session. The pole is Hamlin’s second of the season and the ninth of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Johnson bests Allmendinger for Dover pole

Martin’s third-place time disallowed after failing post-qualifying inspection

The best medicine for a bad run is a victory the next time out, and Jimmie Johnson took the first step in that direction Friday at Dover International Speedway. With a lap at 155.736 mph (23.116 seconds), Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s AAA 400 Cup Series race at the Monster Mile, edging A.J. Allmendinger (155.642 mph) for the top starting spot. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Keselowski crashes Chase party, wins N.H. pole

Bowyer on outside front row as six of top-10 not in championship hunt

A sudden burst of sunlight put Brad Keselowski in the spotlight Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, stealing some of the limelight from the 12 drivers ready to start competition in the Chase. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Edwards continues strong run with Richmond pole (+results both Series)

For a man who didn’t believe in momentum
In Nationwide: Harvick held off Keselowski to win at Richmond

Carl Edwards continued to build toward the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a pole-winning run Friday at Richmond International Raceway. Edwards will start from the top spot in Saturday’s Air Guard 400, the final race before the Chase begins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. With a lap at 127.762 mph (21.133 seconds), Edwards edged Juan Montoya (127.455 mph) in winning his first pole at the three-quarters-mile short track. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 08

Juan Pablo Montoya wins at Watkins Glen (+result & photos)

It was Montoya’s second career victory, Patrick Carpentier finishes 21st

Juan Montoya erased 113 races of futility Sunday, winning a duel with Marcos Ambrose and the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.

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Mar 20

Logano blitzes Bristol to earn first pole of career (+TopTen)

Becomes youngest driver to win Cup pole by one day

Streaking around .533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway in 15.396 seconds (124.630 mph) Friday, Joey Logano won the first pole of his Cup career, becoming the youngest driver to win a top qualifying spot in NASCAR’s top series — by one day. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

NASCAR: Earnhardt zooms to Atlanta pole

Busch on outside

Hanging on to his car for dear life on one breathtaking lap, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with the fastest lap in NASCAR’s new car since its introduction in 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Harvick shines in second consecutive Shootout win (+result)

He becomes fourth driver to win back-to-back Shootouts

A bout with the flu and a lack of practice time didn’t seem to bother Kevin Harvick, who won Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway for the second consecutive year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

24 Hours of Daytona after 6 hours of racing

Juan Montoya leads after 6 hours

The famous 24 Hours at Daytona race started on yellow flag due to rain and it really got going with the green given to drivers after almost 10 minutes of parade behind the pace car. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

NASCAR: Putting a wrap on 2009 with the top 12 drivers

It’s all over but our wrap-up of the 2009 season

So let’s get to it. Here’s a breakdown of the top 12 in the Sprint Cup Series point standings after Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway: Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

NASCAR: Rain puts Johnson and Martin on front row at Talladega (+grid)

Qualifying session for Sunday’s AMP Energy 500 canceled because of rain

If Clint Eastwood had been at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday to ask Mark Martin his iconic movie question, “Do I feel lucky?” Martin’s answer would have been an emphatic affirmative. With the qualifying session for Sunday’s AMP Energy 500 canceled because of rain, Martin will start on the outside of the front row beside Sprint Cup points leader and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

NASCAR: Stewart-Haas duo could be the ones to beat at Talladega

Recent finishes at Alabama track make them favorites

With just four races remaining in the 2009 season, we’re beginning to get the clue that Jimmie Johnson is in line for an unprecedented fourth consecutive championship. The Chase format sets up well for the driver of the No. 48. However, this weekend’s race could be the opportunity that the top contenders are looking for. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

NASCAR: Denny Hamlin holds off Jimmie Johnson (+result & standing)

He wins the Tums Fast Relief 500 in Martinsville

Denny Hamlin

Denny Hamlin

Denny Hamlin turned a dominant car into a winner at Martinsville Speedway, passing Jimmie Johnson with 138 laps to go Sunday and holding off the Chase leader on a series of late restarts.

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Sep 19

Montoya starts first Chase with New Hampshire pole (+result)

Chase drivers take seven of top-10 qualifying positions

Juan Montoya sped around New Hampshire Motor Speedway in a track-record 28.545 seconds (133.431 mph) to win the pole for Sunday’s Sylvania 300, the first race in the Chase. Read the rest of this entry »

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