(MOORESVILLE, N.C.) — Juan Pablo Montoya will make a return to NASCAR this season, driving for Team Penske, the team announced Wednesday.
Montoya will make his NASCAR return on June 15 at Michigan driving the No. 12 Ford Fusion and the July 27 race at Indianapolis International Speedway.
“Juan is a proven winner in multiple racing disciplines and he is one of the most versatile racecar drivers competing today,” team owner Roger Penske said Wednesday. “Michigan and Indianapolis are two important races for Team Penske. We know Juan has the ability to race for wins in both of those events while still focusing on his full-time program in the Verizon IndyCar Series.”
“It has been a good start to the season with Team Penske in the Verizon IndyCar Series and it will be fun to get back behind the wheel of the Cup car,” said Montoya, who has two wins during his Sprint Cup career. “It’s hard to believe, but Roger Penske has never won the Brickyard 400. I think that Brad, Joey and I will give Roger and Team Penske a great opportunity to check that off the list and we should be strong at Michigan as well.”
Montoya has been open-wheel racing with the IndyCar series this season and spent eight years in the NASCAR circuit before making the switch.
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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com