MONTOYA TO MAKE HISTORY IN 2007 ALLSTATE 400 AT THE BRICKYARD INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Aug. 18, 2006 -- Two have attempted, but neither was successful. Now, Juan Pablo Montoya will become only the third Indianapolis 500 winner to attempt to kiss...
MONTOYA TO MAKE HISTORY IN 2007 ALLSTATE 400 AT THE BRICKYARD
INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Aug. 18, 2006 -- Two have attempted, but neither was successful. Now, Juan Pablo Montoya will become only the third Indianapolis 500 winner to attempt to kiss the bricks for winning the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, after tasting milk in Victory Lane for winning the "500" earlier in his career at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Montoya won the 2000 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race driving for team owner Chip Ganassi, and he is set to compete in the 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series for Ganassi after a six-year Formula One career that included five starts at IMS in the United States Grand Prix.
When Montoya takes the green flag on July 29, 2007 at the 14th running of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, he will join four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt and 1985 winner Danny Sullivan in his attempt to win both races. Foyt and Sullivan raced in the inaugural Allstate 400 at the Brickyard in 1994, finishing 30th and 33rd, respectively.
Montoya could become the first driver to win two of the Speedway's three major events, and he will also make history by becoming the first driver to compete in all three major events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, the United States Grand Prix and the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.
As Montoya's return and other storylines develop for the 2007 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, fans have another great incentive right now to renew tickets Online, as existing customers who renew or request an upgrade of their tickets online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com by Monday, Aug. 21 will receive a free 2006 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard commemorative DVD.
Flag-to-flag highlights of the race, from Jeff Burton's run for the pole position to Jimmie Johnson's come-from-behind victory in the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet, are featured on the DVD. Johnson overcame a flat tire on Lap 39 to drive from the back of the field for an improbable win.
New customers can also place orders for tickets at this time, and first-time customers or customers who are upgrading tickets should act quickly to increase their chances of obtaining desired seats.
To qualify for the free DVD, customers must renew Online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com, but ticket, camping and parking information for all IMS events is also available by contacting the IMS ticket office at (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or (317) 492-6700 locally, or by visiting the ticket office during normal business hours (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday).
The Ticket Office is located in the IMS Administration Building, at the intersection of 16th St. and Georgetown Road in Indianapolis.