“I think at some point, someone will stop Jimmie.”
—NASCAR team owner Richard Childress, on four-time reigning Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson
…And South Florida-resident Juan Pablo Montoya could be that driver. Montoya will start from the 28th position in tomorrow’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover—Race 12 of 36 en route to a Champion being crowned on Montoya’s “home track” of Homestead-Miami Speedway Nov. 21.
“Dover is one of the easiest tracks for me because it has a lot of grip,” said Montoya, a former Indy 500 winner. “So you can feel like you are driving the car like what I’ve been used to with my open-wheel background.”
Montoya continues to climb the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship standings, and with another Top 5 finish last weekend he is just 54 points outside of the Top 12 points-standings Chase cutoff. One of those Top 12 Chase drivers will claim the Championship crown at Homestead-Miami Speedway during Ford Championship Weekend this fall (Nov. 19-21).
Montoya, South Florida’s NASCAR hometown’er, continues his pursuit of the Sprint Cup Series Championship—to be crowned Nov. 21 on his “home track” of Homestead-Miami Speedway—tomorrow, Sunday, May 16, at Dover. The race will be broadcast on FOX at 1 PM.