Montoya proved that driving talent is the same regardless of the type of car. He won on the road course at Sonoma in his very first season and won the 2007 Rookie of the Year honors.
1999 - CART Rookie of the Year
1999 - CART Series Champion
2000 - Won Indianapolis 500
2001 - Joined Formula One
2001 - First Formula One Win (Italy)
2002 - Finished third in Driver's Championship
2003 - Finished third in Driver's Championship
2007 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie of the year
2007 - First Sprint Cup Series Win (Infineon)
Montoya often lets his temper show through on the track. Already in his short career he has run ins with Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and others.
Juan Pablo Montoya:
He was Kart Junior World Champion, CART Series Champion, winner of the Indianapolis 500 and has won races in Formula One. No one questions that Juan Pablo Montoya can drive race cars. The only question was whether or not he can drive the heavier NASCAR Sprint Cup race cars.
Montoya started out will with a win in his rookie season but has been less impressive since. He has not yet shown the ability to be consistent in NASCAR.