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Absolutely! That is how I look at this move, as a fan I took Chip Ganassi and his side companero Felix Sabates waste of Juan Pablo Montoya's seven years in NASCAR as a poke in my eye.

I can't speak for all Montoya's fans, but this fan will enjoy the 2014 INDY season for only one reason, Juan Pablo will have a great car and will beat the hell out of Chip Ganassi.

There will be nothing more enjoyable to a JPM fan than seeing a Chip Ganassi team sucking exhaust from Montoya's car, specially a car from Chip Ganassi's arch nemesis Mr. Roger Penske.

THAT MOMENT WILL BE TRULY PRICELESS !

I understand Juan Pablo will run some NASCAR races. I have a feeling, just guessing, he will be back to NASCAR in a third Penske cup car. I'm thinking 2015 season.

I see no other reason why he would turn down the Furniture Row deal specially when that team is running a RCR car. Juan Pablo appears to really like the way NASCAR allows him the time for his family, he likes it there.

I feel he will be back, but for now this is a great move.

I will personally miss NASCAR, I'm a working man so I really won't have the time to watch both series. I guess I'll see the summery on Sportscenter.

One thing I won't miss about NASCAR is some (to be clear-not all-) of the print and broadcasting media, they appear to be very cliquish or regional for lack of a better word. I did not get all the inside jokes, specially from the Fox crew, Darrell Waltrip and company.

Another thing that bothered me, they always talk to the same people, some side track reporters always interview the same drivers, a friend of mine always told me in jest "maybe that's his cousin" honestly I was beginning to think that was true. 

There are 40 plus drivers in the world who do this week in and week out, I'm sure they got something to contribute to the broadcast. I just thought that was odd.

I have zero understanding of NASCAR's marketing goals, that is beyond my intellectual curiosity, but if they want to have a full house in those racing palaces they better figure out how to reach outside of their fan base.

Just saying.

As always this is a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I'm tankful for that

Enough said.

 

 

 

 

 

September 16, 2013  03:19 PM ET

I am happy for JPM.

Nascar will always be my fav form of racing, but I do watch Indy Car when I can.....will make more of an effort now.

JPM going to Penske to compete against Ganassi.......SUPER EXCELLENT.........Knock them out of the water JPM.

And JPM can trip back into Nascar occasionally, that is great too.

September 16, 2013  03:24 PM ET

Sounds like a good move for Montoya, he has been a far better open wheel driver than a stock car driver.

Actually I see him driving a couple of Cup races for Penske starting in 2014, like the Daytona 500. Throw Montoya and Hornish in one-off starts for the big race. I can also see him driving several Nationwide races like the road courses, and a race or two where NW and Indy are doubled up for the weekend.

September 16, 2013  03:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And JPM can trip back into Nascar occasionally, that is great too.

Hmm, might we see another Open-Wheel driver win the Daytona 500? And possibly win the Indy 500 in the same season? That would be interesting...

September 16, 2013  03:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Hmm, might we see another Open-Wheel driver win the Daytona 500? And possibly win the Indy 500 in the same season? That would be interesting...

For sure.

September 16, 2013  03:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Sounds like a good move for Montoya, he has been a far better open wheel driver than a stock car driver.Actually I see him driving a couple of Cup races for Penske starting in 2014, like the Daytona 500. Throw Montoya and Hornish in one-off starts for the big race. I can also see him driving several Nationwide races like the road courses, and a race or two where NW and Indy are doubled up for the weekend.

By your comments I guess I was wrong about you, you either don't understand racing or you don't get the fact that one needs a good team to win..so I have no more comments , Juan will be back in 2015 as a third team ..Penske does not even have a sponsor for Montoyas car in 2014 I assume he got a deal that will put him back in NASCAR. This guy is good at what ever he drives, history tell us that, but many NASCAR fans just don't like the guy and chose not to see that. JJ in a Ganassi car would be terrible. period.

September 16, 2013  04:03 PM ET

Don't let the door hit ya.. where the Lord above split ya.. this 'fan' is glad he's going.. good road racer.. never impressed me on the ovals..

Nothing was never his fault.. it was always someone else who did something wrong.. that's why I don't think he was a good fit for the Furniture Row team.. that team makes ALOT of mistakes.. especially on pit road and JPM would have no problem with throwing that team under the bus week in and week out.. so that maybe a blessing in disguise ..

As for coming JPM back to Nascar for Penske in 2015 in a 3rd car.. make more sense to bring up Sam Hornish from the Nationwide Series.. but you have to get the sponsorship lined up 1st before you start thinking 3rd car..

If JPM loves the way Nascar allows him the time for his family.. then he'll REALLY LOVE Indy-car since they don't run as many races as Nascar does.. thats more family time for JPM

September 16, 2013  05:17 PM ET
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Don't let the door hit ya.. where the Lord above split ya.. this 'fan' is glad he's going.. good road racer.. never impressed me on the ovals.. Nothing was never his fault.. it was always someone else who did something wrong.. that's why I don't think he was a good fit for the Furniture Row team.. that team makes ALOT of mistakes.. especially on pit road and JPM would have no problem with throwing that team under the bus week in and week out.. so that maybe a blessing in disguise .. As for coming JPM back to Nascar for Penske in 2015 in a 3rd car.. make more sense to bring up Sam Hornish from the Nationwide Series.. but you have to get the sponsorship lined up 1st before you start thinking 3rd car.. If JPM loves the way Nascar allows him the time for his family.. then he'll REALLY LOVE Indy-car since they don't run as many races as Nascar does.. thats more family time for JPM

I'm glad your happy ...you sound like a hater but hey you must be a Kentucky football fan ...lol. I be miserable too...lol

September 16, 2013  05:39 PM ET

Nothing wrong being a Kentucky football 'fan'.. I'm loyal to my University.. just like you're loyal to that loser JPM

September 16, 2013  06:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

For sure.

He has the ability to do that now he my have the means..

September 16, 2013  06:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He has the ability to do that now he my have the means..

He might..lol..sorry

September 16, 2013  07:52 PM ET

As far as those empty seats go, let's see the races are way way too long, the crowds getting in and out of some tracks takes hours, the tickets are way over priced, they only sell carnival food at prime rib prices, $4.50 for a bottle of water is ludicrous, the season runs all year long over saturation anyone?
The drivers treat every race as an ordeal, they need to try to survive till the end then they race, did I leave anything out? Oh yeah HDTV.

September 16, 2013  08:13 PM ET
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As far as those empty seats go, let's see the races are way way too long, the crowds getting in and out of some tracks takes hours, the tickets are way over priced, they only sell carnival food at prime rib prices, $4.50 for a bottle of water is ludicrous, the season runs all year long over saturation anyone?The drivers treat every race as an ordeal, they need to try to survive till the end then they race, did I leave anything out? Oh yeah HDTV.

lol

September 17, 2013  11:33 AM ET
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By your comments I guess I was wrong about you, you either don't understand racing or you don't get the fact that one needs a good team to win..so I have no more comments , Juan will be back in 2015 as a third team ..Penske does not even have a sponsor for Montoyas car in 2014 I assume he got a deal that will put him back in NASCAR. This guy is good at what ever he drives, history tell us that, but many NASCAR fans just don't like the guy and chose not to see that. JJ in a Ganassi car would be terrible. period.

You don't need a "good team" to win in NASCAR, Talladega and Daytona prove that, you need a good team to win consistently.

Front Row Motorsports isn't exactly a "good team". Out of 8 years of existence they have a handful of Top 5 finishes and a single win. Yet this year, their 9th, the team has suddenly made a major turn around with Kurt Busch behind the wheel. They have more Top 10s this year than they have had in the past 8 years combined. That is based more on Busch than the team. Next year they will return to also-ran status. And before you go into your satellite team business, Front Row has been getting cars and engines from RCR for years now and weren't make much traction until this year.

Montoya is a better Open-Wheel driver the statistics prove that, and at the end of the day what is in the record book is what matters.

September 17, 2013  03:28 PM ET
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You don't need a "good team" to win in NASCAR, Talladega and Daytona prove that, you need a good team to win consistently.Front Row Motorsports isn't exactly a "good team". Out of 8 years of existence they have a handful of Top 5 finishes and a single win. Yet this year, their 9th, the team has suddenly made a major turn around with Kurt Busch behind the wheel. They have more Top 10s this year than they have had in the past 8 years combined. That is based more on Busch than the team. Next year they will return to also-ran status. And before you go into your satellite team business, Front Row has been getting cars and engines from RCR for years now and weren't make much traction until this year.Montoya is a better Open-Wheel driver the statistics prove that, and at the end of the day what is in the record book is what matters.

Good points.

September 17, 2013  06:42 PM ET

This is kinda like a promotion for JPM. Movin up to Penske, better Indy cars, and gonna be Penke's all around driver for any type of racin. Much better deal than had he stayed in Nascar.I like to see underdogs make good.

September 17, 2013  08:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

You don't need a "good team" to win in NASCAR, Talladega and Daytona prove that, you need a good team to win consistently.Front Row Motorsports isn't exactly a "good team". Out of 8 years of existence they have a handful of Top 5 finishes and a single win. Yet this year, their 9th, the team has suddenly made a major turn around with Kurt Busch behind the wheel. They have more Top 10s this year than they have had in the past 8 years combined. That is based more on Busch than the team. Next year they will return to also-ran status. And before you go into your satellite team business, Front Row has been getting cars and engines from RCR for years now and weren't make much traction until this year.Montoya is a better Open-Wheel driver the statistics prove that, and at the end of the day what is in the record book is what matters.

First let me just say restrictor plate racing is not racing you or I can get lucky anytime by avoiding a wreck and win ...you know like the demolition derby at the fair.
And actually Is Furniture road racing but anyway. EGR buys Hendrick engines and that is all,,Tony Stewarts get the whole enchilada..tech help and all....see the diff, some folks don't know that...RCR does just about everything fro FRR..

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September 18, 2013  10:51 AM ET
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First let me just say restrictor plate racing is not racing you or I can get lucky anytime by avoiding a wreck and win ...you know like the demolition derby at the fair.

Plate races are low hanging fruit when it comes to the small teams having a chance to win a race, so let me throw out a couple that aren't on plate tracks:

Elliott Sadler Bristol 2001 Wood Brothers Racing
Ricky Craven 2002 Darlington PPI Motorsports
Regan Smith Darlington 2011 Front Row Racing (Yes it is Row, I looked it up)

September 18, 2013  10:58 AM ET
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And actually Is Furniture road racing but anyway. EGR buys Hendrick engines and that is all,,Tony Stewarts get the whole enchilada..tech help and all....see the diff, some folks don't know that...RCR does just about everything fro FRR..

Furniture Row has been in their "alliance", "tech support", "a satellite" whatever you want to call it with RCR since 2009, so by your logic they have been a "good team" (like Stewart/Hass) since 2009. Yet FRR has only been competitive for the first time ever this year. Same equipment, new driver, and that driver is what is making the difference for that team. Not the other way around. Next year FRR will become also-rans like they were in 2012 using the same equipment they have now, again with a new driver but one that doesn't quite have the skill or hunger their current driver has.

 
September 18, 2013  03:24 PM ET

You are wrong please do some rdeading on this deal.....becouse of who he is he did not cme to ffr empty handed...this is not the same car they had bsfore sorry my friend u are wrong on this one

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