Verizon IndyCar Series points leader Juan Pablo Montoya has six races to go in the 2015 season, including two 500-mile races, where the Colombian’s career record is simply ridiculous.
The Triple Crown hasn’t got much ink or play this year, but with the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway this weekend and the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway in August, Montoya has two good chances to add to his win in the 99th Indianapolis 500.
He enters what will be his 10th 500-mile race in IndyCar this weekend, and the stats, courtesy of Justice Brothers, Inc. and Shunck & Associates, are gaudy:
|1999 U.S. 500 – Michigan International Speedway||3rd||2nd||250/250||28|
|1999 Marlboro 500 – Auto Club Speedway||3rd||4th||250/250||13|
|2000 Indianapolis 500||2nd||WIN||200/200||167|
|2000 U.S. 500 – Michigan International Speedway||7th||WIN||250/250||39|
|2000 Marlboro 500 – Auto Club Speedway||5th||10th (blown engine)||219/250||33|
|2014 Indianapolis 500||10th||5th||200/200||16|
|2014 Pocono 500||1st||WIN||200/200||45|
|2014 MAVTV500 – Auto Club Speedway||2nd||4th||250/250||85|
|2015 Indianapolis 500||15th||WIN||200/200||9|
Montoya has never won at Auto Club Speedway before, but as you see above, he hasn’t exactly struggled with two fourths and a blown engine while in win contention in 2000.
He won his first IndyCar start at Pocono last year.
And he’s an early favorite to keep up this incredible run this weekend at Auto Club Speedway.