Juan Pablo Montoya to make two NASCAR Sprint Cup starts with Penske

Juan Pablo Montoya will return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup for two appearances with Penske alongside his IndyCar Series commitments

Juan Pablo Montoya to make two NASCAR Sprint Cup starts with Penske

The ex-Formula 1 driver left NASCAR after seven-and-a-half seasons this year to resume his single-seater career, joining Will Power and Helio Castroneves in Penske's IndyCar line-up.

But Penske kept the door open for giving him NASCAR outings as well, and has now announced that Montoya will be back in stock cars for the June 15 Michigan race and the Indianapolis Cup round on July 27.

Team boss Roger Penske said: "Juan is a proven winner in multiple racing disciplines and he is one of the most versatile racecar drivers competing today.

"Michigan and Indianapolis are two important races for Team Penske. We know Juan has the ability to race for wins in both of those events while still focusing on his full-time programme in IndyCar."

Montoya will race a third Ford alongside Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski.

"It's hard to believe, but Roger Penske has never won the Brickyard 400," said the Colombian, who won the Indy 500 with Ganassi in 2000.

"I think that Brad, Joey and I will give Roger and Team Penske a great opportunity to check that off the list and we should be strong at Michigan as well."

Penske's Nationwide Series driver Ryan Blaney will take command of the team's third car at Kansas Speedway and the year's second Talladega event.

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