Juan Montoya wins second career NASCAR Sprint Cup race

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

File photo of Montoya.
Image: Kim Phillips.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya won his first race of the season after leading seventy-four laps on Sunday during the 2010 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen race at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. The victory moved him up to nineteenth points position, but he was still 774 points behind Kevin Harvick.

It was his second career victory in the US's leading professional stock car series. His previous victory came in 2007 at Infineon Raceway.

Kurt Busch finished in the second position, ahead of Marcos Ambrose and A. J. Allmendinger in third and fourth, respectively. Carl Edwards, Jamie McMurray, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Jeff Burton, and Jeff Gordon rounded out the top ten positions. The race had a total of five cautions and ten lead changes among five different drivers. Montoya led the most laps by leading seventy-four.

In the point standings, Harvick and Gordon remained in the first and second position, and Burton moved into the third position as Kurt Busch moved to fourth. Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, and Stewart followed in the top eight points positions. Edwards moved into to the ninth position, as Matt Kenseth fell to tenth. Greg Biffle and Mark Martin rounded out the top twelve, and are currently in the Chase.

Unofficial Top-10 Race Results for the 2010 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen
Position Car Number Driver
1 42 Juan Pablo Montoya
2 2 Kurt Busch
3 47 Marcos Ambrose
4 43 A. J. Allmendinger
5 99 Carl Edwards
6 1 Jamie McMurray
7 14 Tony Stewart
8 18 Kyle Busch
9 31 Jeff Burton
10 24 Jeff Gordon