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Montoya Returns to Sprint Cup Series for Penske Truck Rental

Montoya Returns to Sprint Cup Series for Penske Truck Rental

Driving the No. 12Penske Truck Rental Ford Fusion, Team Penske driver Juan Pablo Montoya makes a temporary appearance in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this weekend, competing in the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Speedway race.

Montoya made a return to the IndyCar Series in 2014 and is in fifth place.

He joins Penske Cup drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano to form a three-car team on Sunday. Keselowski (the 2012 Sprint Cup champ) is third in the driver standings and Logano is ninth.

Montoya said: “It’s exciting to be back in the Cup Series for another weekend. Hopefully we can cap it off with a win.”

He has a diverse set of driving experiences at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, having piloted vehicles in the Cup Series, Formula 1, IndyCar Series and the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. Montoya is the 2000 Indianapolis 500 champion. During his time in NASCAR, he has two top-10 finishes at IMS.

Team Penske has during its illustrious racing history won the Indy 500 a record 15 times.

ESPN will broadcast the race on Sunday beginning at 1 pm ET. Practice will be televised on Friday at 11:30 a.m. on FOX Sports 1 with ESPN2 televising final practice at 9 a.m. on Saturday and ESPN showing the qualifying Saturday at 2 p.m.

Montoya’s car will have the #OneWay4PVA Twitter hashtag on the rear. This is a fundraising campaign Penske Truck Rental is currently undergoing to support the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Read more here.

By Alen Beljin