Juan Pablo Montoya will receive an award from an organization that celebrates Hispanic pride. Here is a quote from their mission statement:
"Hispanic Heritage Foundation's (HHF) award-winning mission is to inspire, prepare, and position Latino leaders in the classroom, community, and workforce to meet America's priorities. HHF also promotes Latino cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions."
Here is a summary of the event:
"On September 5th, 2013, the Awards will once again celebrate another class of Honorees in front of an influential audience of 1,200 black-tie, invitation-only guests which include White House officials, Members of Congress, community and business leaders, Ambassadors, celebrities, youth, and representatives from 40 national Hispanic organizations who co-host the program. During this special evening, an entertaining and moving stage production featuring the hottest Latino entertainers will pay tribute to the Honorees. The White House also supports the Awards."
The award will be presented at the historic John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.
This is bad timing for a NASCAR who is trying to get into the Hispanic market, again, I'm guessing that they are, or maybe not. I find this sort of funny, the guy who is getting an important award from the Latino community for having stellar accomplishments in two of the three major racing leagues in the world, Formula 1, IRL and NASCAR has been fired from the series.
Not good timing for NASCAR, not their fault of course, but we at least entertained putting most of the blame on the way Chip Ganassi managed Juan Pablo Montoya's career in NASCAR, again, understand I'm not talking about Chips and Juan's relationship in open wheel, that was top of the line all the way, but in NASCAR Juan Pablo wasted his prime racing life, early thirties, chancing an impossible dream.
A NASCAR championship.
I'm praying to San Judas Tadeo (is a Latino thing) for Juan to get a good ride in INDY, not with Chip of course, but if he can get a decent top fifteen running NASCAR team with a chance to win a few races I be ok with that and I think most Hispanic fans would feel the same.
It would be great if Juan Pablo Montoya walked up on September fifth to receive his award and had a NASCAR job, maybe Mr. France and company could be in the audience cheering him on.
Now that would be positive image for NASCAR in the Latino community. Again if they are trying to lure some of those fans, if not, well I guess they're filling up all those seats so maybe they don't need it. I'm not good at sarcasm, but, did you get that last quote.
As always this is a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I God for that.