Montoya warns Kyle Busch about testin...

Montoya warns Kyle Busch about testing a Formula One car

There are 70 comments on the blog.al.com story from May 19, 2008, titled Montoya warns Kyle Busch about testing a Formula One car. In it, blog.al.com reports that:

Posted by Doug Demmons -- The Birmingham News May 19, 2008 3:24 PM Juan Pablo Montoya, Formula One driver turned NASCAR driver, is warning that Kyle Busch should not get too hopped up about testing an F1 car.

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“SEMPER FIDELIS”

Since: Jun 08

Sallisaw OK

#41 Jul 2, 2008
Me personally I think KB is over his head. Clearly he couldn't handle the F1 series. He has already shown us that by not being able to compete in all 3 of nascars sports. Gibbs told him only one that he can focus on and thats Sprint Cup. This is only my opion so Please don't bash me but if you want to bash me then thats ok too. LOL I'll just use it someway to make some fun anyway.
Old Bars Man

Richmond, VA

#42 Jul 3, 2008
Jr Rocks wrote:
Me personally I think KB is over his head. Clearly he couldn't handle the F1 series. He has already shown us that by not being able to compete in all 3 of nascars sports. Gibbs told him only one that he can focus on and thats Sprint Cup. This is only my opion so Please don't bash me but if you want to bash me then thats ok too. LOL I'll just use it someway to make some fun anyway.
Lets see, how do you equate the fact that racing in three different races, in three different vehicles, sometimes in three different states means that one could not compete in a different form of racing? One has to do with time management and inability to at times qualify or practice when each group is given that time and the other is being able to adapt to a different type car.
I guess this is good logic comming from a person who thought the western and mid western parts of this country fought for the south in the civil war.

Since: Feb 08

Cany

#43 Jul 3, 2008
Question wrote:
...Since when does driving in a circle constitute "sport"?....
Since when does driving in circle not consititute "sport"? I'm really curious.
Southerndandy

Allentown, PA

#44 Jul 5, 2008
Despite the fact that I'm not a fan of F1 and most of it's arrogant fans, I can't honestly say that I believe KB(or any other Nascar driver) has any chance of ever being a racer in that series. Is it possible that it has nothing to do with his talent & everthing to do with the fact that he did'nt spend his entire life training for F1, like practically everyone that has ever driven an F1 car? Duh! I would love to see a top F1 driver in a top notch Nascar ride at Talledega, in the draft with a car 3 inches in front and another 3 inches behind. He'd crap in his pants, & shortly after be on his roof spinning in the infield grass. Can't do that in an F1 car(no roof).

“SEMPER FIDELIS”

Since: Jun 08

Sallisaw OK

#45 Jul 5, 2008
Old Bars Man wrote:
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Lets see, how do you equate the fact that racing in three different races, in three different vehicles, sometimes in three different states means that one could not compete in a different form of racing? One has to do with time management and inability to at times qualify or practice when each group is given that time and the other is being able to adapt to a different type car.
I guess this is good logic comming from a person who thought the western and mid western parts of this country fought for the south in the civil war.
You must be racist or something? Just because I have a Confederate Flag on my Screen so what get over it. Also just because I said cowboys doesn't mean I'm wrong. Yer a jerk. I didn't say the western parts fought our civil war. Cowboys in old times where in the west yes. I'm from the south. I lived on a farm. But i'm a cowboy. I ride Broncs. There is alot of cowboys in the south. You just don't seem to understand that though but thats ok. Back then they weren't called cowboys but now they are. I'm sooo sorry I see things differently then you. Get off yer rockers dude and find something better to do with yer life besides comin on here to bash people.
Old Bars Man

Tappahannock, VA

#46 Jul 7, 2008
Jr Rocks wrote:
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You must be racist or something? Just because I have a Confederate Flag on my Screen so what get over it. Also just because I said cowboys doesn't mean I'm wrong. Yer a jerk. I didn't say the western parts fought our civil war. Cowboys in old times where in the west yes. I'm from the south. I lived on a farm. But i'm a cowboy. I ride Broncs. There is alot of cowboys in the south. You just don't seem to understand that though but thats ok. Back then they weren't called cowboys but now they are. I'm sooo sorry I see things differently then you. Get off yer rockers dude and find something better to do with yer life besides comin on here to bash people.
Such a Cowboy, I will bet that this one does not even know the origin of the term Cowboy or Cowpoke. Another tribute to the education of this one, "There IS a lot of cowboys in the south.", now there is a real good example of my tax dollars at work in public education.
AlexSpeed

United States

#47 Aug 14, 2008
If I was Kyle Busch, and won the Sprint Cup at 23 or 24, and had a major manufacturer offered me a ride in F1, I would take it. Kyle is very talented and I am sure he does not feel that he cannot compete. I bet you JPM does not regret his stint in F1. He did better than a lot of people that have spent more time there. Mario Andretti did well in all disciplines, and besides Nascar, JV has done well in F1, Indy and Le Mans. Let's not forget Jeff Gordon's trading paint where impressed Frank Williams on his first try. I say go for it Kyle and I will again get up early to watch Monaco.

I love Nascar, and the parity in it. I admit F1 has become predictable but a young talented American would wonders for the sport and for the American interest in F1
DACK

Summerfield, FL

#48 Aug 15, 2008
If Monkeytoya can drive in F1 I am sure Kyle can do it.
Old Bars Man

United States

#49 Aug 17, 2008
I think that Montoya needs to take a chill pill and realize his position in motor racing at this time. We know that he was in F-1 and indy racing and I respect his ability in that respect, however, this year when you look at the top of Mt. NASCAR you do not see the face of Juan Pablo Montoya, you see the face of Kyle Bush. I do not know if Kyle could drive F-1 and neither does Montoya, however, Montoya does have a very good idea of what the Rear End of the #18 looks like and about the only time Kyle sees the rear end of the #42 is when he is comming up to lap him.
Juan, either step up your preformance or keep your mouth shut, OR, prehaps another option would to go back where you can win.

“Is that Banjo Music I hear ...”

Since: Jul 07

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#50 Aug 17, 2008
Old Bars Man wrote:
Juan, either step up your preformance or keep your mouth shut, OR, prehaps another option would to go back where you can win.
back to Karting??????????

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#51 Aug 19, 2008
Georgia Peach wrote:
If nitwit monkeytoya can drive Formula One then Kyle can do it blindfolded.
ROFLMAO! Kyle in F1. yea right. ROFLMAO!
Old Bars Man

Dinwiddie, VA

#52 Aug 21, 2008
DavidH64 wrote:
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ROFLMAO! Kyle in F1. yea right. ROFLMAO!
David, and you make your judgement on your vast knowledge as an F-1 driver?, F-1 mechanic?, F-1 owner? I would guess that either you are one of the above three, or, you are speaking out of the toothless oriface south of your belt line on your dorsal side.

Since: Jan 07

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#53 Aug 28, 2008
Old Bars Man wrote:
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David, and you make your judgement on your vast knowledge as an F-1 driver?, F-1 mechanic?, F-1 owner? I would guess that either you are one of the above three, or, you are speaking out of the toothless oriface south of your belt line on your dorsal side.
and you garner your knowledge of nascrap racing from your couch guzzling budweiser?

there is not a nascrap driver alive that can compete against any F1 driver. and dont hand me montoya. he sucked in F1. his record was abyssmal.

btw, i have raced, not F1 and not professionally (1993-1997). scca itr. Dinan BMW 328. thats alot more than you can admit too. but then growing up with money you get to do many kick-a$$ things in life you can only begin to dream of.
James Hunt

Canton, MI

#54 Aug 28, 2008
DavidH64 wrote:
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and you garner your knowledge of nascrap racing from your couch guzzling budweiser?
there is not a nascrap driver alive that can compete against any F1 driver. and dont hand me montoya. he sucked in F1. his record was abyssmal.
btw, i have raced, not F1 and not professionally (1993-1997). scca itr. Dinan BMW 328. thats alot more than you can admit too. but then growing up with money you get to do many kick-a$$ things in life you can only begin to dream of.
Montoya "sucked" in F1?....really why don't we have a look at his stats. In his first year 2001 he won a race and finished 6th in the standing. In 2002 he finished 3rd only trailing the two dominate Ferrari's. in 2003 he again finished 3rd but was leading in points going into the second to last race. In 2004 he finished 5th, the last time Williams won an F1 race, and finished 4th in 2005 his last full season. So in 5 full seasons he averaged 4th in the championship standing. He never drove a Ferrari so that means he never drove the best car, so 4th ain't to bad of an average. As a matter of fact, it's pretty damn good. There are alot of guys who sucked in F1. montoya wasn't one of them. That's why a panel of experts rated him the 25th fastest F1 driver of all-time in F1Racing Magazine last year.
James Hunt

Canton, MI

#55 Aug 28, 2008
DavidH64 wrote:
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ROFLMAO! Kyle in F1. yea right. ROFLMAO!
In the new issue of F1 Racing, Montoya said F1 cars "react really fast, turn quickly and are very predictible to drive" NASCAR's according to Montoya are the opposite "they go fast into corners but it's really hard to know the limit. because they are so big there is a lot of momentum and inertia to deal with". DC agrees. Coulthard tested the Red Bull Cup car and said "The top NASCAR guys could adapt to an F1 car faster than an F1 driver could to NASCAR." Their words.
Old Bars Man

United States

#56 Aug 28, 2008
DavidH64 wrote:
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and you garner your knowledge of nascrap racing from your couch guzzling budweiser?
there is not a nascrap driver alive that can compete against any F1 driver. and dont hand me montoya. he sucked in F1. his record was abyssmal.
btw, i have raced, not F1 and not professionally (1993-1997). scca itr. Dinan BMW 328. thats alot more than you can admit too. but then growing up with money you get to do many kick-a$$ things in life you can only begin to dream of.
David, dam, I am impressed, although not overwhelmed. I, too, have raced SCCA and not in a lightly modified car using a street engine that must remain stock on the inside of the engine. David, if you are the great SCCA racer that you claim, surely you will be at Summit Point this weekend for the Labor day Double MARRS race, correct, I will. For your edification, I raced in SCCA back in the 70s and early 80s going to my first drivers school in a at the time D production TR-4, before Bob Tullius got the TR-6 reclassified to D production to get away from the Bob Sharp 240 Z and thus the TR 4 was dropped to E Production. Later I bought a Bugeye sprite H car and raced. Last MAARS race I spoke to one of the last of the H boys I raced against, over 70 and still racing, Randy Canfield. In the mid 80s I drove for two years rubbing door handles at South Side Speedway and by the way, I do like IT racing and really liked "Bad" Bob Bell who drove the ITC Datsun 510 Sedan.
Dave, do not ASS-U-ME to be the only amature racer to post on a topix board.

If, you are in fact a race fan, I will see you at Summit Point this weekend, prehaps in the true spirit of the point, dodging rain drops or next weekend for the CCS season ending at Summit Point Weekend.

By the way, F-1 racing is OK if you are into technology more than actual wheel to wheel competietion, this is fact not fiction. NASCAR or a you put it NASCRAP is more about wheel to wheel competition.

David, I love little twits like you, first of all, if you had money you would not have been racing in what is mostly a junk yard class, IT racing or Formula Pinto, you would have been in either a Spec Ford, a production car or a Formula Mazda.

God, what a poser.
Old Bars Man

United States

#57 Aug 28, 2008
Sorry, my brain does not work very well at this time in the morning, it is "Bad" Brad Bell.

Again, I love little posers talking about "Their Money" and the fact that "They" race. David, when bragging please at least brag about something that is worth bragging about, IT racing is not even a national class, just regional, not really too much to brag about. Get some more of your money and purchase a GT 4 car and prehaps run against the Warren Montigue driven Toyota with engines by Scott Fritchley.

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#58 Aug 29, 2008
James Hunt wrote:
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Montoya "sucked" in F1?....really why don't we have a look at his stats. In his first year 2001 he won a race and finished 6th in the standing. In 2002 he finished 3rd only trailing the two dominate Ferrari's. in 2003 he again finished 3rd but was leading in points going into the second to last race. In 2004 he finished 5th, the last time Williams won an F1 race, and finished 4th in 2005 his last full season. So in 5 full seasons he averaged 4th in the championship standing. He never drove a Ferrari so that means he never drove the best car, so 4th ain't to bad of an average. As a matter of fact, it's pretty damn good. There are alot of guys who sucked in F1. montoya wasn't one of them. That's why a panel of experts rated him the 25th fastest F1 driver of all-time in F1Racing Magazine last year.
yea thats pretty sucky compared to the drivers on the circuit during that time. considering all the hype some of you are giving him, as tho he were schuy reincarnate. but hey i guess each is entitled to their own opinion.

2001: 6th, 31 points, 1 win, 3 poles (Williams)
2002: 3rd, 50 points, 0 wins, 7 poles (Williams)
2003: 3rd, 82 points, 2 wins, 1 pole (Williams)
2004: 5th, 58 points, 1 win, 0 poles (Williams)
2005: 4th, 60 points, 3 wins, 2 poles (McLaren)
2006: 8th, 26 points, 0 wins, 0 poles (McLaren)

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#59 Aug 29, 2008
Old Bars Man wrote:
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David, dam, I am impressed, although not overwhelmed. I, too, have raced SCCA and not in a lightly modified car using a street engine that must remain stock on the inside of the engine. David, if you are the great SCCA racer that you claim, surely you will be at Summit Point this weekend for the Labor day Double MARRS race, correct, I will. For your edification, I raced in SCCA back in the 70s and early 80s going to my first drivers school in a at the time D production TR-4, before Bob Tullius got the TR-6 reclassified to D production to get away from the Bob Sharp 240 Z and thus the TR 4 was dropped to E Production. Later I bought a Bugeye sprite H car and raced. Last MAARS race I spoke to one of the last of the H boys I raced against, over 70 and still racing, Randy Canfield. In the mid 80s I drove for two years rubbing door handles at South Side Speedway and by the way, I do like IT racing and really liked "Bad" Bob Bell who drove the ITC Datsun 510 Sedan.
Dave, do not ASS-U-ME to be the only amature racer to post on a topix board.
If, you are in fact a race fan, I will see you at Summit Point this weekend, prehaps in the true spirit of the point, dodging rain drops or next weekend for the CCS season ending at Summit Point Weekend.
By the way, F-1 racing is OK if you are into technology more than actual wheel to wheel competietion, this is fact not fiction. NASCAR or a you put it NASCRAP is more about wheel to wheel competition.
David, I love little twits like you, first of all, if you had money you would not have been racing in what is mostly a junk yard class, IT racing or Formula Pinto, you would have been in either a Spec Ford, a production car or a Formula Mazda.
God, what a poser.
you know i never attacked you to start. i stated my opinion on montoya. you dont like it, fine. i am entitled to mine. it does not warrant this. ok? want to have a discussion cool.

i enjoy topix but in general there are way too many immature ppl on here that think that only their opinion/thoughts matter. and anyone that disagrees is attacked. idiotic. absurd.

btw, i stand corrected on your exp in racing. like my father (not implying you are old. LOL) you were around when many changes and advancements took place, he started in dragracing in early 50s. then moved to others until he was driving a 58 Porsche Speester S. then Vietnam happened. no i wont be at summit this weekend. picnic in bullrun today (d@mm it is raining). then solomons on sunday. monday i crew for my cousin in an ameatuer regatta.

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#60 Aug 29, 2008
Old Bars Man wrote:
Sorry, my brain does not work very well at this time in the morning, it is "Bad" Brad Bell.
Again, I love little posers talking about "Their Money" and the fact that "They" race. David, when bragging please at least brag about something that is worth bragging about, IT racing is not even a national class, just regional, not really too much to brag about. Get some more of your money and purchase a GT 4 car and prehaps run against the Warren Montigue driven Toyota with engines by Scott Fritchley.
i know IT is regional. i never said otherwise. i was not bragging about money, sorry you inferred it that way. i have just happened to have many opportunities in life most do not get.

and i had never intended to race at a national or professional level. it was only for the enjoyment.

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