Auto Racing  > General Auto Racing  > Juan Pablo Montoya is having a great season great season and yet the FOX crew still gives him no respect.
April 4, 2011, 12:43 AM
I just about had it with the favoritism and the buddy buddy system of the FOX crew, specialty DW, he seems to make this broadcast his personal greeting card to his favorite drivers.
If it wasn't for Mike Joy you would never know there was a driver named Juan Pablo Montoya on the track.
I would understand if # 42 was running in the back 30, but he has two top 5 and four top 10 and is now seventh in the standings after just six races.
Another thing that bothers me is the constant reference to Juan's F1 experience, hey guys in case you haven't noticed Mr. Montoya has become a stock car driver.
Juan Pablo looks to be uncomfortable answering questions about Formula 1, I believe he is tired of addressing the subject, he has moved on and maybe is time for all the NASCAR media to "also" move on.
Agree?
What proof do I have that Juan Pablo has become a legitimate stock car driver?
Lets just look at the stats cnd compare them to drivers with the same number of races or drivers with five or six years in cup.
I can think of two drivers with stats that aren't even close to Juan Pablo Montoya's but consistently get props from the broadcasters, who are they ? well I'm not going there, I happen to like those drivers, but you guys can look up the stats, it will be easy to figure it out.
Juan Pablo Montoya's stats after four full seasons and six races in 2011:

151 starts
45 top tens
20 top fives
Oh and yea two wins.

Not bad for someone who had never been in a stock car except for that car exchange with Jeff Gordon back in the middle ages.

Oh well I guess I have a choice to turn down the sound and listen to the radio, I'll start that next week.
As always this is just my opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I thank God for that.
Enough said.
April 4, 2011  12:45 AM ET

Oh and I forgot he has made the chase....

April 4, 2011  05:54 PM ET

I think you make some great points here. He is definitely done the best job of making the jump from F1 cars to NASCAR. I think its premature though to think that he is that much more than a "good journeyman driver". Two wins in about 4 years? Not exactly setting the world on fire but still respectable. The knock on Juan Pablo may be his attitude. He blames everyone except himself when on the radio during races. He's struggling I believe with the reality that while a "force" on the F1 cirucuit, he just one of the guys in NASCAR. He runs up front here and there but I believe the media would be more engaging to him if he acted more approachable.

April 4, 2011  07:22 PM ET

There could be some issues with the cultural differences as well...I see this all the time at work. Just a thought.

April 5, 2011  02:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I think you make some great points here. He is definitely done the best job of making the jump from F1 cars to NASCAR. I think its premature though to think that he is that much more than a "good journeyman driver". Two wins in about 4 years? Not exactly setting the world on fire but still respectable. The knock on Juan Pablo may be his attitude. He blames everyone except himself when on the radio during races. He's struggling I believe with the reality that while a "force" on the F1 cirucuit, he just one of the guys in NASCAR. He runs up front here and there but I believe the media would be more engaging to him if he acted more approachable.

"good journeyman driver". good quote but you made my point ..go look at the wins of the fallowing drivers;
Truex Jr.
Mannard
AJ Alm.
Ruttiman
Bowyer
and on and on you look rhen up..
Are those "good journeyman driver"

I believe "standings" are the measure of a competitors worth, so this year a it was in 2009 Juan Pablo is one of the top ten drivers in NASCAR, that is what the stats say , now you can tell me Martin, Biffle etc. etc won a 1000 races but in 2011 they are a top 20 driver, no different than Tiger Woods being the best golfer ever , true , but the last two years he sucked canal water......one think for sure Juan will race in NASCAR as long as he wants to, world class drivers always have choices, "good journeyman drivers" DON"T...lol...lol can we agree on that...you made my point verry well most nascar fan and media siminish Juans ability eventhough the stats say different..just saying.....

April 5, 2011  02:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

There could be some issues with the cultural differences as well...I see this all the time at work. Just a thought.

good point but is just NASCAR is full of old family friendships, you know like .."oh yea he raced with my granny"...lol you know what I'm talking about ..nothing wrong with that...

April 5, 2011  07:28 PM ET

JPM should just consider himself lucky Harvick didn't throw a punch.

April 5, 2011  08:53 PM ET

Juan Pablo is very close to winning a race on an oval. Once that's done, the bashers will go away. He has had a number of races where the crew messed him up and he has also lost some by his own stubbornness but I think he is a good driver. He will win on an oval track before this season ends.

April 6, 2011  01:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

JPM should just consider himself lucky Harvick didn't throw a punch.

Man are you still back in 2007..lol....I've watched all of of Harvicks so called fights on y..tube I have yet seen him throw one..lol...great driver but all talk no punch..lol

April 6, 2011  01:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Juan Pablo is very close to winning a race on an oval. Once that's done, the bashers will go away. He has had a number of races where the crew messed him up and he has also lost some by his own stubbornness but I think he is a good driver. He will win on an oval track before this season ends.

The team uis close....He should of won INDY twice...and Pocono once but Brian Pattie make the wrong calls...

April 28, 2011  10:58 PM ET

Good work

October 27, 2011  01:23 PM ET

Montoya sucks. He's only good at road courses.

 
October 30, 2011  10:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Montoya sucks. He's only good at road courses.

THIS IS LIKE 100 YEAR OLD POST ..LOL

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