Biography

Perhaps no other racer in the world today has the resume and diverse racing background as Juan Pablo Montoya. The native of Colombia has produced winning seasons in Formula 1 and NASCAR to go along with his championship IndyCar Series career that is decorated with memorable victories and accomplishments. Montoya remains as hungry and as driven as ever as he competes in his 22nd season racing at the highest levels of the sport. True to form, Montoya added another chapter to his distinguished career in 2019 winning the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title in the Daytona Prototype category with Acura Team Penske co-driver Dane Cameron.

Historic IMSA sports car victories have long been a part of Montoya’s makeup, including three wins in one of the world’s toughest races – the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Yet, remarkably, he had never before won a sports car championship in his career until he and Cameron delivered the first IMSA title for Acura Team Penske. With three wins, three poles and seven podium finishes in the final eight events of the season, Montoya and Cameron became a dominant force on their way to the 2019 championship.

In 2020, Montoya will again team with Cameron as the full-season drivers of the No. 6 Acura ARX-05 Prototype in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Simon Pagenaud returns to the team for the endurance events at Daytona, Sebring and Road Atlanta.

After claiming the CART Series title as a rookie racer in 1999, Montoya made the difficult but successful transition to Formula 1 racing in 2001. With seven victories in six seasons of F1 competition, Montoya returned to the United States to compete in NASCAR in 2006. He produced three NASCAR victories and many memorable performances before he returned to his open-wheel racing roots.