Finding Sponsorship For Montoya Won’t Be Hard

Montoya could be in line to drive for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in May
 Montoya could be in line to drive for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in May

Two time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya moves to the IMSA WhetherTech sportscar programme in an Acura Penske and will not compete in the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil with Penske.

The former Formula One driver has been told that he is free to compete with another team in the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil and has held talks with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports about a drive in 2018.

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports will be entering three cars in the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil with Tristan Gommendy driving the No.77 Honda run by Calmels Sports in partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports alongside the team’s regular drivers, the Mayor of HinchTown, James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens.

It is possible that Schmidt Peterson Motorsports could run a fourth car for the Month of May with Juan Pablo Montoya in the cockpit but it would also depend on the leasing situation with Honda and Dallara and whether they have stock available.

When it comes to sponsors for Montoya, there would be no shortage available as Schmidt Peterson Motorsports would be able to market the fact that they are running a two time Indy 500 champion for the month of May.

What the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil could look like:

Team Penske Chevrolet

1 Josef Newgarden

2  Simon Pagenaud

3 Helio Castroneves

12 Will Power

AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet

4 Matheus Leist

14 Tony Kanaan

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda

5 James Hinchcliffe

7 Robert Wickens

77 Tristan Gommandy – with Calmels Sports

6 Juan Pablo Montoya

Chip Ganassi Racing Honda

9 Scott Dixon

10 Ed Jones

Juncos Racing Chevrolet 

11 Kyle Kaiser

67 Jack Harvey

Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 

20 Ed Carpenter

21 Spencer Pigot

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda

15 Graham Rahal

16 Takuma Sato

17 Zachary Cleman DeMelo

Dale Coyne Racing Honda

18 Sebastien Bourdais

19 Conor Daly

69 Pippa Mann

11 Esteban Gutierrez

Andretti Autosport Honda

26 Zach Veach

27 Marco Andretti

28 Ryan Hunter Reay

29 Stefan Wilson

98 Alexander Rossi

Carlin Racing Chevrolet

8 Max Chilton

83 Charlie Kimball

Harding Racing Chevrolet

88 Gabby Chaves

89 Carlos Munoz

Lazier Partners Racing Chevrolet

44 Buddy Lazier

The 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil takes place on May 27, 2018 and tickets are on sale here – http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/events/indy500/buy-tickets

 

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