One of the things that separate Juan Pablo Montoya from other race drivers is his cocky attitude. The driver from Colombia just doesn’t care what other people think about him; he only cares what his team thinks.
“Tony Stewart is the American version of me,” Montoya admitted. “We don’t take anything off anyone. We have mutual respect.
“I just drive the fricking car.”
And boy, did he ever drive that car in the 2000 Indianapolis 500 when the 1999 CART champion blistered the field of Indy Racing League regulars, leading 167 of 200 laps to become the first rookie winner of the Indy 500 since Graham Hill in 1966.