Juan Pablo Montoya to drive IndyCar for Penske Racing


There are nine races left  on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule after which Juan Pablo Montoya will leave the series and head to IndyCar.

The 37-year-old Montoya will drive a IndyCar for Penske Racing in 2014 joining Will Power and Helio Castroneves in Penske Racing’s IZOD IndyCar Series lineup beginning next season.

Montoya remains the only driver to win in the Indianapolis 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona nad the Monaco Grand Prix. He won two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races on road courses.

“I am really excited to join this legendary team beginning next year,” said Montoya in a team released statement. “I have had the opportunity to drive for some of the best racing teams in the world and I have always admired Roger Penske and his organization. I consider it an honor to be offered the opportunity to drive for Team Penske.”

“Juan is a proven winner at all levels of motorsport,” said Roger Penske. “He has won a lot of races and championships and he has an extremely passionate fan base. We look forward to building on his successes together and we believe he will be a great addition to Team Penske.”