IndyCar: Want Juan Pablo Montoya’s penthouse? It’ll cost you – a lot

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It’s fair to say that IndyCar’s Juan Pablo Montoya has earned a good chunk of change over his long career in open-wheel and stock car racing.

And it’s probably fair to say that he’ll earn another good chunk of change from selling off his six-bedroom penthouse condo in Miami.

The Team Penske pilot is putting up his penthouse – which features views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Biscayne Bay – for a cool $14 million.

Realtor.com talks up the 6,500-square-foot property in rather glowing terms:

“There are resplendent marble floors — the perfect complement to the searing Florida heat — and floor-to-ceiling windows that encompass the whole of the first floor. Every corner of this luxurious home captures views of the crystalline water below and includes every possible artisan touch.

The kitchen lies in wait for residents — or more likely, a crew of caterers — to prepare sumptuous repasts with custom-hewn cabinetry, stylish obsidian-colored granite, and the highest of high appliances.”

It may not have a nine-hole golf course like the old joint of NASCAR driver David Gilliland, but that still sounds pretty sweet.

Realty Today also mentions an upstairs kids’ room and master suite, a study and office area, and an elevator and separate staircase to take you through the two floors.

You can check out photos of the place here.

Takuma Sato’s likeness revealed on Borg-Warner Trophy (PHOTOS)

Photos; Walt Kuhn
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INDIANAPOLIS – Rather than the traditional December unveil, this year’s reveal newest likeness added to the Borg-Warner Trophy came Tuesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

Takuma Sato got to see the result of the sculpting done by William Behrends and then turned from wax, clay and ceramic into sterling silver on Tuesday evening, as the winner of the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil saw his face revealed on the trophy.

Sato took the No. 26 Ruoff Home Mortgage Honda for Andretti Autosport to the win in thrilling fashion this year over Helio Castroneves, denying the Brazilian his fourth Indianapolis 500 victory in the process. It atoned for his near-miss in 2012, driving for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, the team he’ll return to in 2018.

It’s been a whirlwind last week-plus for Sato, doing the podium interviews at the Japanese Grand Prix, reflecting on his Indianapolis 500 triumph, then sharing the victory spoils with another Japanese pilot in Yoshihide Muroya, who won the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis this weekend.

Photos of Sato’s face on the most unique trophy in sports are below. This post will be updated following tonight’s full unveil. (All photos: Walt Kuhn)