Montoya survives, Roush-Fenway Racing struggles at Michigan

BROOKLYN, MI - JUNE 15: Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #12 SKF Ford, leads Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 15, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, MI - JUNE 15:  Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #12 SKF Ford, leads Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 15, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, MI – JUNE 15: Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #12 SKF Ford, leads Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 15, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Juan Pablo Montoya made his return to NASCAR Sunday.  Wheeling a Ford for his IndyCar Series team owner Roger Penske Montoya entered a NASCAR race for the first time since he left to return to the open wheel series for 2014.

Since his return to the IndyCar Series Montoya has scored three top five finishes in eight races, his best finish coming at Texas a few weeks ago.

Sunday Montoya started 28th but was never a factor. MORE>>>

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