Saturday, November 24, 2007

Juan Pablo Montoya - "Rookie" of the Year

It's been a lot of fun watching the extremely talented Juan Montoya in NASCAR this year. Not unexpectedly, his 'learning curve' has been pretty swiftly elevated. Other open-wheel drivers will join the series next year, but Montoya has always been in a class of his own. His talent parallels that of racers such as Ayrton Senna, Dale Earnhardt, Sr., Emerson Fittipaldi and that caliber. There's a lot of jealously out there, particularly from some of the 'chasers,' but that's to be expected.

Congratulations, JPM -- probably the most experienced 'rookie' to race in NASCAR Cup in a long time!!