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Montoya earns bonus money with top rookie finishes at right NASCAR races

Montoya earns bonus money with top rookie finishes at right NASCAR races

NASCAR's Juan Pablo Montoya is $25,000 (euro18,400) richer, thanks to some good finishes at the right races.
Sponsor Raybestos, which normally pays $1,500 (euro1,100) to the top rookie at each Nextel Cup race, increases that amount to $5,000 (euro3,700) at seven designated events throughout the 2007 season. Montoya wound up taking top rookie honors at five of them, including Las Vegas, Darlington, Infineon, Chicagoland and last Saturday at Bristol.
Overall, his 17th-place finish at the Tennessee track was the 11th time this season the former open-wheel star from Colombia has been the top rookie in a Cup race.
Montoya leads David Ragan by 25 points, 216-191, in the rookie standings heading into Sunday's race at California Speedway.
Montoya is 18th in the season standings, also the best of any first-year driver.


Updated : 2021-06-19 12:29 GMT+08:00