Schmidt Peterson Motorsports co-owner Sam Schmidt has confirmed that he has held preliminary talks with two time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya about running the Colombian at the Speedway.

Montoya, who drives for Team Penske in the IMSA championship alongside Helio Castroneves.

Schmidt has confirmed however that if Montoya were to enter the 500 with his team it would need financial support but he believes that would not be a problem to find giving the fact the team would be running a two time Indianapolis 500 winner.

Schmidt also confirmed that it would be beneficial to all parties involved given the fact that Acura are the luxury division of Honda who are engine supplier to Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

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