Found August 13, 2013 on Race Review Online:
It’s been a day of ride announcements for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Earlier Tuesday afternoon, Brian Vickers was announced that he would pilot the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota for the entire 2014 season. Aaron’s will be the primary sponsor on the car all year as he will return to Cup racing full-time. Then late Tuesday afternoon came the news that shocked the NASCAR world. Earnhardt/Ganassi Racing announced that Juan Pablo Montoya would not return to the team in 2014 and would be a free agent following the 2013 season. Montoya has driven for Ganassi full-time since 2007. Ganassi took a chance on Montoya after the Columbian was disappointed in Formula One. He brought him back to the states to try out NASCAR. Montoya has  239 career starts and has reached victory lane only twice. He has 22 top fives and 56 top 10′s in his time there. One thing that led to the split is he’s a free agent at the end of the year and isn’t performing. Montoya only finished in the top 20 of the standings twice in six full years and currently sits 22nd entering this weekend’s race at Michigan. With Montoya and Jamie McMurray being free agents at the year’s end it was a no brainer to bring back McMurray who’s recently won the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 in 2010 and on the verge on making the Chase. He’s the logical fit as Montoya isn’t getting the job done. EGR has signed Kyle Larson as a developmental driver and the kid is doing a phenomenal job in the feeder series’. He is worthy of a Cup ride and I have a feeling that’s where the No. 42 Chevrolet ride. It ends a long relationship between Montoya and Ganassi. Montoya first drove for Chip in CART in 1999 and 2000. He won the championship in his rookie season and took home seven victories that year. He backed that up with three more wins in 2000 and an Indianapolis 500 victory in his rookie start there. From that success he to went to F1 before returning back with Ganassi in 2007.   Eric Smith is the Lead Motorsports Writer for Race Review Online. Follow him on Twitter @ericsportsguru The post NASCAR: Juan Pablo Montoya Officially Out at Ganassi After the Season appeared first on Race Review Online.
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