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Juan Pablo Montoya

A multi-discipline race car driver, Juan Pablo Montoya found success in open-wheel, sports car, and stock car racing.  The Colombia native made a name for himself at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he became the first rookie winner of the 2000 Indianapolis 500 since Graham Hill in 1966. Montoya led 167 of the 200 laps to take the checkered flag and earned the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year.

Montoya competed in Formula 1 racing, including the United States Grand Prix held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In the 2001 race, Montoya recorded the fastest lap at 202.707. In the 2002 race, he had his highest finish at fourth, closely behind the top finishers.

Montoya continued his career by moving to stock car racing full-time in 2007. He competed in the Brickyard 400 from 2007-2014, with his highest finish being second in 2007. He took pole in 2010 and had another Top 10 finish at ninth in 2013.

In 2014, Montoya joined Team Penske for the IndyCar Series and finished fifth at the Indianapolis 500 that year. In 2015, Montoya claimed his second Indianapolis 500 victory after battling Will Power and Scott Dixon in the final laps. He competed in four additional Indianapolis 500 races.

Montoya has received numerous awards for his successful career. A philanthropist, he and his wife established a foundation providing children with sports opportunities.