Montoya to Make NASCAR Debut in Busch Race at Memphis
CONCORD, N.C. (October 17, 2006) --- Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced today Juan Pablo Montoya will make his NASCAR debut on October 28 in the NASCAR Busch Series race at Memphis (Tenn.) Motorsports Park. Montoya will pilot the No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge in his third stock car race since joining the organization.
Montoya competed in his first stock car event in the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Talladega Superspeedway on October 6, where he grabbed the outside pole on his way to finishing third. He ran in the ARCA Series finale at Iowa Speedway on Sunday where he started third and finished 24th. He led 12 laps before making contact with another competitor that sent him behind the wall for repairs.
Montoya tested a NEXTEL Cup car at the Memphis track last week, and is currently participating in his first official NASCAR sanctioned test at Homestead-Miami Speedway.