Montoya Crashes Early, Finishes 24th

Juan Pablo Montoya is having the time of his life racing stock cars _ even though a rookie mistake cost him any chance for a win Sunday. Full Story
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Sany

Singapore, Singapore

#1 Oct 16, 2006
He's totally different here, I think, than he was from F1. And that is totally marvellous :D
Larry

Ravena, NY

#2 Oct 16, 2006
He seems to be enjoying himself & fitting in well, which is good for any driver going to a new series. This wreck was from an apparent mis-communication with his spotter. It's interesting that he is able to qualify and run well in his 1st 2 races. Of course, he is running a 1st rate car, & much of his competition is young with limited experience. Each level he goes up, Craftsman Trucks, Busch, And NEXTEL CUP, the cars get harder to handle & the drivers get better. This is going to be fun to watch! I read someplace that JPM may be at Martinsville this coming weekend. Possibly in the truck series. Don't know how accruate that is. Now that would be a "crash course" in short track racing!
Louie Thompson

Greer, SC

#3 Oct 16, 2006
I think he did pretty good. He just made a rookie mistake that cost him a chance to win. I like how he took charge at the start of the race. But a 24th place finish out of 41 cars isnt bad. I think he will do good in the Nextel Cup series cause he's an overall skilled race car driver. He will adapt. Tony Stewart comming from IRL showed it can be done. He's testing at Homestead this week i think. I would love to see him race the truck at Martinsville.
leo952

El Paso, TX

#4 Oct 16, 2006
I think Montoya is back to life. He's racing spirit is back and he will improve with every mistake he makes. I think in his second year he'll be fighting for the Nextel Cup . We' just need to be a little patient with him right now and let him build up his confidence.
I never watched nascar races for I'm an open wheel racing fan, but now with Montoya in it I started to watch and learn about nascar as well.
mindy

Scotts Valley, CA

#5 Oct 16, 2006
leo952 wrote:
I think Montoya is back to life. He's racing spirit is back and he will improve with every mistake he makes. I think in his second year he'll be fighting for the Nextel Cup . We' just need to be a little patient with him right now and let him build up his confidence.
I never watched nascar races for I'm an open wheel racing fan, but now with Montoya in it I started to watch and learn about nascar as well.
hi you,well the last ARCA race he was doing so well and he and Wallace inthe #61 got into eachother,i was so upset,he was leading,but he does still need to know the jargin of stock car and not the open wheel jargin,but watch out for Montoya,that guy has what it takes for darn sure!!!He will whip the pants off some drivers next year,ill put my money on him for sure,,,,:)
juan colombian

Dothan, AL

#6 Oct 16, 2006
i want to said he always crash that's why i don't trust him now everybody in the states see about colombians i hope he make good
mindy

Scotts Valley, CA

#7 Oct 16, 2006
juan colombian wrote:
i want to said he always crash that's why i don't trust him now everybody in the states see about colombians i hope he make good
what? are you for him? i cant understand you dear..
Willie

South Africa

#8 Oct 17, 2006
The most telling part of this article is found when Montoya says in the last sentence, and I quote him: ""I think what happened was good. It's not going to happen again"".
Do you wanna bet? If Montoya is let loose in this crazy new racing format where most of the "fans" seems to love Montoya because he was "not a company man" at F1 and because he likes to "take risks" etc. I can see nothing but more of the same in the future as it was at F1.
"I think what happened is good". Are you kidding me? What was "good" about ignoring a simple command from the race director and subsequently causing an accident. Its just more of what we were forced to follow when Mr. Montoya was still at F1. He then utters a smacker. "Its not going to happen again., Yawn...
Nothing seems new, except that according to reports he is walking around with a smile and "enjoying himself". That we havent seen for a few years as Mr. Montoya always looked as if he was working his way through a bag of lemons.
Brad

Plymouth, MI

#9 Oct 17, 2006
Willie wrote:
The most telling part of this article is found when Montoya says in the last sentence, and I quote him: ""I think what happened was good. It's not going to happen again"".
Do you wanna bet? If Montoya is let loose in this crazy new racing format where most of the "fans" seems to love Montoya because he was "not a company man" at F1 and because he likes to "take risks" etc. I can see nothing but more of the same in the future as it was at F1.
"I think what happened is good". Are you kidding me? What was "good" about ignoring a simple command from the race director and subsequently causing an accident. Its just more of what we were forced to follow when Mr. Montoya was still at F1. He then utters a smacker. "Its not going to happen again., Yawn...
Nothing seems new, except that according to reports he is walking around with a smile and "enjoying himself". That we havent seen for a few years as Mr. Montoya always looked as if he was working his way through a bag of lemons.
Willie, are you serious? Do you understand racing? He was saying he misunderstood his spotters directions...that won't happen again. He thought he was clear high but that's not what the spotter meant. He didn't mean it was good to be in an accident he meant it was good to get these sort of things worked out before he goes to Nextel Cup.
Again, enjoy your funeral procession racing. NASCAR is the hottest racing series in the world. Motocross star Ricky Carmichael announced he's joining the fun next year and Villeneuve should also be joining Roush.
It won't be long before the whole world will be watching NASCAR.
Brad

Plymouth, MI

#10 Oct 17, 2006
Willie wrote:
The most telling part of this article is found when Montoya says in the last sentence, and I quote him: ""I think what happened was good. It's not going to happen again"".
Do you wanna bet? If Montoya is let loose in this crazy new racing format where most of the "fans" seems to love Montoya because he was "not a company man" at F1 and because he likes to "take risks" etc. I can see nothing but more of the same in the future as it was at F1.
"I think what happened is good". Are you kidding me? What was "good" about ignoring a simple command from the race director and subsequently causing an accident. Its just more of what we were forced to follow when Mr. Montoya was still at F1. He then utters a smacker. "Its not going to happen again., Yawn...
Nothing seems new, except that according to reports he is walking around with a smile and "enjoying himself". That we havent seen for a few years as Mr. Montoya always looked as if he was working his way through a bag of lemons.
"Montoya always looked as if he was working his way through a bag of lemons?" Willie that's true of every F1 driver on the grid. Ralf is always pouting, Kimi is pushing marshall's that come to help him after he blows up, Alonso is accusing his team of sabotage, Michael walks around like royalty, Heidfeld is a complete bore who never grants interviews....marriage these boring drivers with cars that were engineered NOT to overtake one another and you have the dreadful bore we call F1.
Enoy the show Willie....it's like watching chess.
Larry

Ravena, NY

#11 Oct 17, 2006
There is a reason why a good number of people associated with F1 refer to the drivers as "Robots with briefcases". I have never heard of the drivers in any other series referred to in that way.
Brad

Plymouth, MI

#12 Oct 17, 2006
Larry wrote:
There is a reason why a good number of people associated with F1 refer to the drivers as "Robots with briefcases". I have never heard of the drivers in any other series referred to in that way.
It's the fans on these forums that are the true robots. They seem to enjoy lifeless,wooden drivers in cars that can't overtake each other...which, by the way, is fine with me (I watch F1 also). But don't rip on NASCAR as being some sort of wild,wild west, no skill, no technology racing series. It is actually closer to what F1 was in the 70's and 80's than modern day F1 is. Which is too bad.
Larry

Ravena, NY

#13 Oct 17, 2006
Brad wrote:
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It's the fans on these forums that are the true robots. They seem to enjoy lifeless,wooden drivers in cars that can't overtake each other...which, by the way, is fine with me (I watch F1 also). But don't rip on NASCAR as being some sort of wild,wild west, no skill, no technology racing series. It is actually closer to what F1 was in the 70's and 80's than modern day F1 is. Which is too bad.
How the hell did you read my post and figure I was ripping on NASCAR? I didn't even mention NASCAR. Clean your glasses!
Brad

Plymouth, MI

#14 Oct 17, 2006
Larry wrote:
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How the hell did you read my post and figure I was ripping on NASCAR? I didn't even mention NASCAR. Clean your glasses!
My bad Larry. I was refering to my dear friend Willie about liking wooden drivers and ripping NASCAR. Didn't mean to throw mud in your direction....I'll clean the glasses before I post again.
Larry

Hudson, NY

#15 Oct 17, 2006
Brad wrote:
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My bad Larry. I was refering to my dear friend Willie about liking wooden drivers and ripping NASCAR. Didn't mean to throw mud in your direction....I'll clean the glasses before I post again.
Figured that was the case. I wrote that post to you with a grin on my face!:)
Willie

South Africa

#16 Oct 18, 2006
Brad wrote:
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My bad Larry. I was refering to my dear friend Willie about liking wooden drivers and ripping NASCAR. Didn't mean to throw mud in your direction....I'll clean the glasses before I post again.
Oh Brad, you shouldn't be so hard on yourself and your fellow enthusiasts who ardently follow virtually unknown drivers and a racing series that is virtually unheard of outside the USA.
Who can argue that the overtaking is extremely exciting and probably only rivalled by the one-make Hyundai Getz's in South Korea and the Formula Vee's in Zimbabwe.
Larry

Ravena, NY

#17 Oct 18, 2006
Willie wrote:
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Oh Brad, you shouldn't be so hard on yourself and your fellow enthusiasts who ardently follow virtually unknown drivers and a racing series that is virtually unheard of outside the USA.
Who can argue that the overtaking is extremely exciting and probably only rivalled by the one-make Hyundai Getz's in South Korea and the Formula Vee's in Zimbabwe.
Five years ago NASCAR was virtually unknown outside the US. Now, everybody is talking about it. Even you!Really Willi, there's no need to be so defensive about F1. As I said before, once NASCAR takes over F1 it's bound to improve. With a little work I'm sure it can be improved to the point where it will make an even better feeder series for NASCAR's NEXTEL CUP.
Brad

Plymouth, MI

#18 Oct 18, 2006
Willie wrote:
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Oh Brad, you shouldn't be so hard on yourself and your fellow enthusiasts who ardently follow virtually unknown drivers and a racing series that is virtually unheard of outside the USA.
Who can argue that the overtaking is extremely exciting and probably only rivalled by the one-make Hyundai Getz's in South Korea and the Formula Vee's in Zimbabwe.
NASCAR is virtually unknown? Willie,Willie,Willie..you really aren't much of a racing fan are you? You may be a little bitter because F1 has little to do with racing these days. It reminds me more of the Goodwood Festival of Speed than it does the pinnacle of racing.
Oh well, the exodus has begun (with my boy Juan) and there is nothing that will stop it now. I expect you to grow increasingly bitter as more and more drivers switch from F1 to NASCAR.
Willie

South Africa

#19 Oct 19, 2006
Brad wrote:
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NASCAR is virtually unknown?
Willie,Willie,Willie..you really aren't much of a racing fan are you? You may be a little bitter because F1 has little to do with racing these days. It reminds me more of the Goodwood Festival of Speed than it does the pinnacle of racing.
Oh well, the exodus has begun (with my boy Juan) and there is nothing that will stop it now. I expect you to grow increasingly bitter as more and more drivers switch from F1 to NASCAR.
Brad,Brad,Brad. Your "Boyjuan" - I presume you're referring to Juan Pablo Montoya? Nascar must be a boring place to hang on to if the spoils of F1's underachieving casualties are so warmly accepted there.
Like you, I am also expecting more "casualties" to switch to Nascar, if Nascar wants them.
Even Nascar has to guard their image.
Brad

Plymouth, MI

#20 Oct 19, 2006
Willie wrote:
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Brad,Brad,Brad. Your "Boyjuan" - I presume you're referring to Juan Pablo Montoya? Nascar must be a boring place to hang on to if the spoils of F1's underachieving casualties are so warmly accepted there.
Like you, I am also expecting more "casualties" to switch to Nascar, if Nascar wants them.
Even Nascar has to guard their image.
"F1's underachieving casualties"?!!! Willie here we go again. The REAL underachievers in F1 are still there!! Ralf,Webber (never won a race), Heidfeld (never won a race), Button (never won a race,I don't count that fluke in Hungary), old ass DC ( who only wants to be a celebrity, he has no interest in winning) Trulli, Scott Speed, etc,etc... my God Montoya looks like Juan Manuel Fangio compared to that group!!!!
If Montoya is a casualty of F1, I guess that begs the question : why are the "survivors" of F1 some much weaker than the casualties?"

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