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The Associated Press has learned Juan Pablo Montoya will not be back for an eighth NASCAR season with Chip Ganassi.
Ganassi President Steve Lauletta announced the decision to the team Tuesday, multiple people present for the announcement told AP on the condition of anonymity because Ganassi does not comment on driver contracts.
Montoya has been with Ganassi since 2006 when he abruptly left Formula One for NASCAR. It's his second stint with the car owner - the two teamed together to win the 1999 CART championship and 2000 Indianapolis 500 before Montoya moved to F1.
But results in NASCAR have been sporadic. Montoya has just two wins in 239 career starts and his best season finish was eighth in 2009.
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If Juan Pablo Montoya is going to continue racing NASCAR, he’s going to have to find a new ride.
The Associated Press learned Tuesday afternoon that Montoya will not return to the set of the No.42 for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing (EGR) in 2014.
Steve Lauletta, president of EGR, informed the No.42 team Tuesday that Montoya would not be back with the team for the upcoming season.
It was shocking that Earnhadt/Ganassi Racing decided to part ways with current driver Juan Pablo Montoya.
What could be even more shocking is Montoya returning to open wheel racing. If it happens I wouldn’t be surprised, and you heard it here first.
Let’s connect the dots.
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