Juan Pablo Montoya
Perhaps no other racer in the world today has the
resume and diverse racing background as Juan Pablo Montoya. The native of
Colombia has produced winning seasons in Formula 1 and NASCAR to go along with
his championship INDYCAR career that is decorated with memorable wins and
Historic IMSA Sports Car victories are also part of Montoya's legendary career including three wins in one of the world's toughest races, the Rolex 24 at Daytona. In 2019, Montoya will again team with Dane Cameron as the full-time drivers of the No. 6 Acura ARX-05 Prototype in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Simon Pagenaud returns to the team for the endurance events at Daytona, Sebring and Road Atlanta.
Over the course of the 2018 IMSA season, Montoya produced solid results for the first-year Acura Team Penske squad. After leading laps in the Rolex 24, the veteran driver helped the No. 6 team to two pole positions - including the first in Acura Team Penske history on the streets of Long Beach - four podium finishes and the VP Fuels Front Runner Award for the most laps led over second half of the season.
Montoya joined Team Penske for the 2014 IndyCar Series season and he quickly acclimated himself to the winning culture of the organization. He totaled four wins in his three years of full-time competition, which included a memorable win in the 2015 Indianapolis 500 for the team's 16th victory in the legendary race.
Few drivers in motorsports history can match the credentials of Montoya. He is the only driver to win a CART Series title, the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Daytona, all in his first attempt. He is also a former winner of one of the most prestigious races in the world - the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix. Legendary racers Mario Andretti and Dan Gurney are the only other drivers besides Montoya that can boast wins in Formula 1, INDYCAR and NASCAR. The determined Colombian will look to add to his legacy with Acura Team Penske in 2019.
Montoya and his wife Connie reside in South Florida with their son Sebastian and two daughters, Paulina and Manuela.
- Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner (2000, 2015)
- 2003 Monaco Grand Prix Formula 1 winner
- Youngest champion in IndyCar Series history at age 24 in 1999
- Three-time winner of the Rolex 24 at Daytona (2007, 2008, 2013)
- 15 career IndyCar Series wins
- Three career NASCAR victories
- Won the first pole position in Acura Team Penske history on the streets of Long Beach in 2018