Juan Pablo Montoya heading to IndyCar with Penske

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 06 2013: Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 6, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 06:  Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 6, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA – SEPTEMBER 06: Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 6, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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. MORE>>>

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