Montoya bigger than ever on return to Mexico City
Juan Pablo Montoya is an international superstar. His friendliness -- and skill -- won over Mexican fans long before he became one, writes David Newton.
MEXICO CITY -- Juan Pablo Montoya sat on the back step of his hauler, taking a break between practices for Sunday's Busch Series race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
"Are they selling much of my stuff outside the track?" he asked.
Chris Weiller, the vice president of business development for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, laughed.
"Nothing licensed," he said.
The merchandise haulers that follow stock car drivers around the Busch and Nextel Cup ...
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Noticias y análisis
• Montoya se queda con la victoria
• Posiciones finales de la carrera
• Vega: La NASCAR salió ganando
• Montoya se disculpa con Pruett
• Mexicanos no tuvieron suerte
• NASCAR confirma México 2008