CHARLOTTE, NC (WTVB) - Juan Pablo Montoya is returning to familiar territory. The Columbian will leave the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to drive for Penske Racing in the Izod IndyCar Series next year. Montoya has spent the last eight years in NASCAR with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing and won two Sprint Cup races while making the Chase in 2009. He previously drove Formula One cars.
The 2000 Indianapolis 500 champion will join teammates Will Power and Helio Castroneves in open-wheel racing next season.