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Montoya returns to Indy with McLaren

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11/01/2022

Juan Pablo Montoya, Arrow McLaren SP and Mission Foods will team up for a second consecutive year, with the two-time Indianapolis 500 champion competing in the No. 6 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet for both the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and 106th running of the Indianapolis 500.

The Colombian will again join full-time Arrow McLaren SP drivers Pato O'Ward and Felix Rosenqvist to complete the team's line-up.

Montoya returns to Arrow McLaren SP after competing for the team last year, finishing ninth in the 105th running of the Indy 500. This year will see him attempt to qualify for his seventh entry into the race, having competed six times in his career, including winning as a rookie in 2000 and again 15 years later in 2015.

The Mission brand will be represented on the No. 6 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet and Montoya's race suit during both races, as well as continuing to be featured on the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet piloted by O'Ward and the No. 7 Vuse Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet piloted by Rosenqvist.

Mission Foods first partnered with Arrow McLaren SP in 2020 and the successful partnership continues to find new and exciting ways to activate and reach new consumers through the NTT IndyCar Series.

The 106th running of the 500 takes place on May 29, 2022 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

"I'm excited to return to Indianapolis with Arrow McLaren SP and Mission, to once again compete in a race that holds a special place in my heart - the Indianapolis 500," said Montoya. "I had a great experience with the team last year and look forward to building on the progress we made in 2021. I think we have a real shot at competing at the front of the field and challenging for the win."

"We're delighted to have both Juan Pablo and Mission Foods back for another Indianapolis 500," added McLaren Racing CEO, Zak Brown. "Juan Pablo is an institution in motorsport, with two Indianapolis 500 victories and an impressive Formula 1 career with multiple wins for McLaren. He adds experience that really benefits our team, giving us another driver with the potential to win anytime he steps into the car."

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1. Posted by 79-626inHI, 11/01/2022 21:07

"Montoya always has to be considered a strong contender. From six starts he has finished 1st, 5th, 1st, 33rd (early crash) 6th, and 9th. At Indy he reminds me of the late, great Al Unser senior who calmly collected four Indy 500 victories. "

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