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Great three days of testing at Daytona for Juan Pablo Montoya, after 148 laps the #42 team placed fifth overall.This Hendrick engine is making a difference, I expect a great year from Juan Pablo.

Another thing that will help Montoya in 2013 is the fact that (as announced by NASCAR) the new car will have more down-force on the mile and a half tracks, that's right up JPM's alley.

New car, new engine and an ex-Hendrick crew chief/engineer should give the #42 a great chance at redemption from a couple of sub-par  seasons. (and that's being kind)

I have to believe this is the year Juan Pablo Montoya wins Indianapolis, he should of had two Brickyards by now.

As in 2009 when the # 42 team made the chase by changing from Dodge to Earnhardt-Childress engines, the 2013 season should bring the chase back to EGR.There is no question JPM can drive NASCAR, he just needs better equipment. Now he's driving the best engine in NASCAR, Hendrick power.

Enough said.     

January 14, 2013  12:45 AM ET

I've always thought that JPM could have better results than we have seen......hopefully this is a much better year for him.

January 14, 2013  01:06 PM ET

I've been a Montoya fan from his F3000 days (1998) when he won the championship. I realize, as do you, that the Hendrick engines will help the struggling Earnhardt/Ganassi team. My question is, "Will it be enough?" The team's depth (or lack of), in the shop and at the track will be the determining factor.

IMO, little if anything will come from the Earnhardt side (they're like a name on the door). This is Chip's boat. He needs to step up and take the helm if they want to win.

January 14, 2013  01:32 PM ET

Sorry Al, but I just can't help myself. I've never heard of someone "driving" an engine. I thought they drove the car with certain engine in it. Gotta' have fun or it 'aint exciting.

January 14, 2013  01:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I've been a Montoya fan from his F3000 days (1998) when he won the championship. I realize, as do you, that the Hendrick engines will help the struggling Earnhardt/Ganassi team. My question is, "Will it be enough?" The team's depth (or lack of), in the shop and at the track will be the determining factor.IMO, little if anything will come from the Earnhardt side (they're like a name on the door). This is Chip's boat. He needs to step up and take the helm if they want to win.

I agree ..I always said Chip should take a couple of years to concentrate on NASCAR, he has plenty of folks on the INDY side to run that program???.He should be at every NASCAR race this year running things???.

January 14, 2013  01:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I've always thought that JPM could have better results than we have seen......hopefully this is a much better year for him.

???.I really feel he will win an oval this year, I also feel he can run in the low teens......so far so good ...interested to see what he does on the next test..(I believe is in Charlotte)

January 14, 2013  05:30 PM ET

There are lots of questions about whether or not JPM can drive in NASCAR. I say you put JPM in Jimmie Johnson's ride, and the results don't change. JPM is done, stick a fork in him. Better yet, he's a never was in NASCAR. He's yet to prove he can drive successfully at non road courses.

January 14, 2013  05:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

???.I really feel he will win an oval this year, I also feel he can run in the low teens......so far so good ...interested to see what he does on the next test..(I believe is in Charlotte)

I think he will do better at all the track types.......maybe that is just wishful thinking on my part.

January 14, 2013  10:07 PM ET
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There are lots of questions about whether or not JPM can drive in NASCAR. I say you put JPM in Jimmie Johnson's ride, and the results don't change. JPM is done, stick a fork in him. Better yet, he's a never was in NASCAR. He's yet to prove he can drive successfully at non road courses.

I see that you are a Braves,Broncos and Bulldog fan...ouch you had a bad year...lol...no wonder you're angry...Juan will be fine and make the chase...remember whop told you....

January 14, 2013  10:22 PM ET
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I see that you are a Braves,Broncos and Bulldog fan...ouch you had a bad year...lol...no wonder you're angry...Juan will be fine and make the chase...remember whop told you....

This is why no one takes you seriously. You look at his profile and his teams and comment on that rather than his legitimate comments on your blog. Yet you hold your profile private.

Maybe you'd have more conversation, which is obviously what you seek, if you responded to the comments actually written instead of blind jabs at someone's team following that has nothing to do with your blog.

Enough said.

January 15, 2013  11:38 AM ET
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This is why no one takes you seriously. You look at his profile and his teams and comment on that rather than his legitimate comments on your blog. Yet you hold your profile private. Maybe you'd have more conversation, which is obviously what you seek, if you responded to the comments actually written instead of blind jabs at someone's team following that has nothing to do with your blog.Enough said.

I know you belong to the posse who sabotages my boards on the NFL ..hey is fine. I???m ok with whatever your agenda is...I just try to put a little humor on my comments. That???s is my gig???....

January 15, 2013  01:19 PM ET
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I know you belong to the posse who sabotages my boards on the NFL ..hey is fine. I???m ok with whatever your agenda is...I just try to put a little humor on my comments. That???s is my gig???....

Actually, I rarely comment on your NFL boards because it's pointless. The few times I did, you assumed I was one of your 'Tebow Zombies' and that's when I knew there was no point in trying to discuss the topics you presented.

My 'agenda' is giving you constructive criticism. Up to you if you want to hear it or not.

January 15, 2013  06:20 PM ET
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I see that you are a Braves,Broncos and Bulldog fan...ouch you had a bad year...lol...no wonder you're angry...Juan will be fine and make the chase...remember whop told you....

But, what's not listed is I'm a Brad Keselowski fan. Been a fan since his rookie season. So while I'm pulling for the reigning champion, and the future of NASCAR, you're pulling for a washed up never was who's only claim to fame in NASCAR is blowing up a jet dryer.

January 16, 2013  04:32 PM ET
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But, what's not listed is I'm a Brad Keselowski fan. Been a fan since his rookie season. So while I'm pulling for the reigning champion, and the future of NASCAR, you're pulling for a washed up never was who's only claim to fame in NASCAR is blowing up a jet dryer.

We got something incommon ...here is an article I wrote in Bleacher Report before Big K got his gig with Roger, oh and look at the prediction I made...lol..:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/213889-martin-truex-jr-should-go-immedi ately-goodbye-hallo-brad-keselowski

January 16, 2013  04:34 PM ET
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We got something incommon ...here is an article I wrote in Bleacher Report before Big K got his gig with Roger, oh and look at the prediction I made...lol..:http://bleacherreport.com/articles/213889-martin-truex-jr-sho uld-go-immedi ately-goodbye-hallo-brad-keselowski

sorry dont know why I cant link it...I guess paste and click....

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/213889-martin-truex-jr-should-go-immedi ately-goodbye-hallo-brad-keselowski

 
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