Montoya Gets First NASCAR Win at Mexico

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#42-Juan Pablo Montoya put on a dominating performance at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez to capture his first NASCAR win in his 7th Busch Series start. He led 43 laps during the day. Montoya had to overcome a broken overflow hose to the fuel cell that caused him to have to make an unscheduled pit stop with less than 30 laps to go which put him back in 19th place at that point. #20-Denny Hamlin, who was last year's Mexico race winner, finished second. #9-Boris Said was third and #60-Carl Edwards fourth. #41-Scott Pruett, who led 20 laps before being spun out in contact with Montoya on lap 72, battled back to finish 5th. The race was slowed by 8 cautions, including 6 in the last 20 laps.
Busch series has been racing once a year for the last three years. Not a bad deal. They are also racing once in Canada this year.
You know, after watching the replay of Montoya spinning Pruett out, I think they're both at fault -- Pruett shouldn't have left the door that wide open going into Turn 1, and Montoya shouldn't have driven quite so hard into that turn. Oh well, live and learn.
either way... Montoya wins. I think he will be a threat at all of the road courses this year. Canada, Watkins Glenn and Sears Point...