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Never a dull moment for Montoya in his rookie season

A win, a shoving match, a fine, an obscene gesture on national TV -- top rookie Juan Pablo Montoya experienced it all this season.

Updated: November 18, 2007, 9:30 PM ET
By Paul Grant | ESPN.com

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Juan Pablo Montoya won a race, finished 20th in points, drew the attention of new fans to the sport, and made all sorts of friends and enemies in the garages of two series this season.

Not bad for a greenhorn with a yellow stripe on his bumper.

Even though the former F1 driver isn't exactly new to his chosen vocation, he was still eligible for the Raybestos Rookie of the Year award, which he wrapped up with his 15th-place finish at the Ford 400 here on Sunday. ...

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