Juan Pablo Montoya has not been doing much winning in recent years in the United States. His NASCAR adventures have netted just two wins in the 217 NASCAR Sprint Cup races he has competed in since leaving F1. He also won one event in the Nationwide Series back in 2007. Last weekend at Daytona Juan Pablo and his Ganassi team-mates Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas and Charlie Kimball took victory in the annual Daytona 24 Hours, at the wheel of a Riley-BMW sports car. It was Montoya’s third victory in the sports car classic, following up on wins with Ganassi in 2007 and 2008 in a Riley-Lexus. Pruett’s win was his fifth, which means that he equals the all-time record for Daytona 24 Hours victories, which is held by Hurley Haywood. Behind them are four four-time winners (Pedro Rodríguez, Bob Wollek, Peter Gregg and Rolf Stommelen), while Montoya and Rojas join three-time winners Brian Redman, Andy Wallace, Butch Leitzinger and Derek Bell.
It was Montoya’s first victory since winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire in 2010.