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IndyCar Driver Profile: Juan Pablo Montoya

IndyCar Driver Profile: Juan Pablo Montoya

After spending nine years in NASCAR with some success, Juan Pablo Montoya was looking for a change at the pace at the end of the 2013 race season. That change of pace came about when a phone call came from Roger Penske, offering Montoya a ride in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 2014 season. Montoya quickly accepted, ready to get back to victory lane. Now 12 races into the season, Montoya has already visited the winner’s circle (Pocono Raceway) and ... Read More »

IndyCar Driver Profile: Rick Mears

IndyCar Driver Profile: Rick Mears

Over the years in open-wheel racing, there have been drivers who have climbed behind the wheel and made an impact that will last for many years down the road — like, for instance, Kansas native Rick Mears. Like many other drivers, Mears got interested in racing through his father. “My dad was a pretty successful short-track racer in the Midwest when I was growing up,” Mears told Frontstretch. “He raced around our home state of Kansas, Oklahoma, etc.” Mears ended up moving ... Read More »

IndyCar Driver Profile: Justin Wilson

Editor’s Note: Open Wheel Wednesday has been pushed back one day for this week only. You can see your favorite IndyCar writers debate the latest topics in the sport on Thursday. Driver: Justin Wilson 2014 Primary Ride: No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing Dallara DW12 2014 Primary Sponsor: Boy Scouts of America Career Verizon IndyCar Series Statistics: 100 starts, 3 wins (Detroit, 2008; Watkins Glen, 2009; Texas, 2012), 11 podium finishes, 2 poles, 271 laps led. Career ChampCar World Series Statistics: 54 starts, 4 wins (Toronto, ... Read More »