Just a few weeks removed from being confirmed to drive a fifth car for Team Penske at the 101st Indianapolis 500 this May, two-time champion Juan Pablo Montoya will also now participate in the accompanying IndyCar Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course as well.
The event, which will celebrate its fourth running two weeks before the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, has regularly drawn non-regular teams and drivers that while not participating on the full Verizon IndyCar Series circuit, are running in the Indianapolis 500.
The addition of the Colombian veteran to the lineup ensures that at least 22 cars will be on the grid, a race that features its former winners as teammates to Montoya at Team Penske. Simon Pagenaud won the inaugural race and then won for a second time last May, while Will Power won from the pole two years ago.
Montoya has participated in each of the three previous runnings of the IndyCar Grand Prix, earning a career-best finish of third place two years ago.
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