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LARS ANDERSON
August 02, 2010
Two Ugly
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August 02, 2010

Short Track

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Two Ugly

For the second straight year Juan Pablo Montoya, the teammate of Jamie McMurray at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, dominated the Brickyard 400 but lost. After leading 116 laps last year—only to finish 11th after being busted late for speeding on pit road—Montoya (below) was the class of the field on Sunday, leading a race-high 86 laps. But after falling behind when he took four tires instead of two during a late pit stop, Montoya overdrove his number 42 Chevy, lost control and crashed into the wall. He wound up 32nd. The race was emblematic of his season. After finishing eighth overall in 2009, Montoya hasn't run higher than fifth in more than two months. He has seven DNFs and has fallen to 22nd in the standings. McMurray is now Ganassi's best bet to make the Chase.

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