Juan Pablo Montoya will drive the No. 2 Team Penske IndyCar starting in 2014 the team announced via email Monday. The current driver of the No. 42 Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing Chevy in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series recently announced he would be leaving the team at the end of this season.
Montoya will campaign the full 2014 season joining Will Power and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves in the team’s IZOD IndyCar Series lineup beginning next season.
The 37 year old native of Columbia has raced and won in Formula One, NASCAR and the CART Indy Car Series. He is the only driver to produce victories in the Indianapolis 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the Monaco Grand Prix. Montoya earned 11 IndyCar wins over two seasons as he captured the CART Series title in his rookie season of 1999 followed by a victory in the Indy 500 in 2000.
“I am really excited to join this legendary team beginning next year,” said Montoya in the press release. “I have had the opportunity to drive for some of the best racing teams in the world and I have always admired Roger Penske and his organization. I consider it an honor to be offered the opportunity to drive for Team Penske.”
Montoya has raced in NASCAR since 2006 and has two wins in the Sprint Cup series and one win in the Nationwide series.
“Juan is a proven winner at all levels of motorsport,” said Roger Penske. “He has won a lot of races and championships and he has an extremely passionate fan base. We look forward to building on his successes together and we believe he will be a great addition to Team Penske.”