Why Montoya is still smiling

Why Montoya is still smiling

The ex-F1 racer's return to IndyCar hasn't yet yielded much in the way of great results, but the man himself tells MARK GLENDENNING things are looking good for his second attack on the Indy 500

Aside from a bit of salt-and-pepper in the hair, the Juan Pablo Montoya of 2014 really doesn't look all that different from the one who terrorised CART and won the Indianapolis 500 more than a decade ago. He looks even younger when he smiles, and right now he's grinning like a maniac.

This is a surprise considering, as we talk, that he's waving towards Barber Motorsport Park's Turn 5 and explaining with considerable glee that he's "getting my ass kicked" by his team-mates through that part of the track.

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