IndyCar drivers would welcome back J.P. Montoya

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If Juan Pablo Montoya returns to IndyCar next year, he’ll get a warm welcome from the drivers he’ll have to beat.

Michael Andretti is looking for sponsors for an IndyCar ride for Montoya, who is leaving Chip Ganassi’s NASCAR team. Montoya says he hasn’t decided where he’s going next, but several drivers at Sonoma Raceway think he belongs back in American open-wheel racing, which left in 2001 for Formula One, followed by an underwhelming foray into NASCAR.