Montoya to make NASCAR debut

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:37 IST

Formula One veteran driver Juan Pablo Montoya will make his NASCAR debut in a second-tier Busch Series race at Memphis Motorsports Park.

Montoya to make NASCAR debut

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Formula One veteran driver Juan Pablo Montoya will make his NASCAR debut in a second-tier Busch Series race at Memphis Motorsports Park, his team announced on Tuesday. Montoya, who competed for six years in Formula One before deciding to move into American stock cars, will drive the No. 42 Dodge for Chip Ganassi Racing in the race on October 28. The decision was made after the Colombian tested at the Memphis track last week. That follows a pattern that Ganassi has been using with the former Formula One driver of testing at a track in preparation of its upcoming race. Montoya did it at Talladega Superspeedway and Iowa Speedway before entering the Automobile Racing Club of American (ARCA) events at those two tracks. He was at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Tuesday for the first part of a two-day test for NASCAR's top-tiered Nextel Cup, fueling speculation that he'll make his Cup debut there next month in NASCAR's season finale. Montoya left his McLaren in July to reunite with former boss Ganassi. The two teamed to win the 2000 Indianapolis 500 in the Indy Racing League before Montoya went to Formula One.(AP)

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