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(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer Off the podium a year ago, Chip Ganassi Racing returned to the Rolex 24 at Daytona determined to collect another victory watch.
But the blueprint for getting back to Victory Lane required a shake-up.
Juan Pablo Montoya was moved from the No. 02 car - sometimes referred to as the ''star car'' because of its famed driver lineup - to the overshadowed No. 01 car that competes full-time in the Grand-Am Series.
Montoya will be teamed with Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas, the three-time defending Grand-Am champions, and IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball, who is making his debut in the twice-round-the-clock sports car race.
Montoya says he was given many reasons for the switch, but believes it was done with victory in mind.
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