Juan Pablo Montoya Roldán, the adept Colombian racing driver champion, will be competing on the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen this Sunday, September 4th.
Juan Pablo started at an early age in the art of motorsports with kart racing, by the hand of his father Pablo. A beloved icon in South America, Juan Pablo is now an international champion with loyal fans all over the world.
While most drivers are happy to specialize in one circuit, Montoya is a crossover race winner with titles in Formula 1, Formula 3000, CART Championship (Indycar), Daytona, Indianapolis and NASCAR. He is the only driver to have won the premier North American open-wheel CART title, Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of Daytona, Grand Prix of Long Beach and the Italian Grand Prix all at the first attempt.
Juan Pablo Montoya currently competes in the Verizon IndyCar Series driving for Team Penske. You can read his complete bio and learn more about his career, stats and his latest activities on his website jpmontoya.com.
This week before the race Montoya kindly gave an interview for the Rochester Hispanic Business Association and RHBA Board member Luis Martinez had the opportunity to talk with Montoya about his career, the race at The Glen and being a Latino car racing driver. This was particularly a special treat for Luis because he is not only a successful leadership coach and business adviser but also a Certified Track Instructor, and a big fan of Juan Pablo Montoya.
Luis and I will be at The Glen this weekend so stay tuned for our follow-up articles where he will share more details about his interview with Juan Pablo and I will capture more images of him and the INDYCAR Grand Prix!
Watkins Glen International (The Glen) is a premier racing facility located in the Finger Lakes at 1hr 45 minutes from Rochester, NY. The Glenn, as it is known in the racing circles, is New York’s only home to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. In addition to holding major NASCAR and SCCA events, Watkins Glen International also hosts one of the nation’s premier vintage events, the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix.