Juan Pablo Montoya Sees Chase Opportunity At Infineon Raceway

Everyone may be looking at Marcos Ambrose as the odds-on favorite this weekend, but Juan Pablo Montoya is eyeing a Chase spot at Infineon Raceway. The former Sonoma winner currently sits 15th in the Sprint Cup Series standings with two poles, two top-fives and five top-10 finishes.

Heading into this weekend’s Toyota/Save Mart 350, Montoya knows he has a strong chance to break into the win column and potentially earn a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

"This is a place I think we are in a really good position to either get a win or run up front at least and get a lot of points," Montoya said. "I think we can still make the Chase by being in the top 10. We have a car that is capable of doing that. I think if we make good calls in the next few weeks we should be pretty good. If we get a win here, yeah, I think it would be great. But two really clear chances of victory here or Watkins (Glen), it’s exciting."

While Montoya thinks his team is capable of making the Chase by being in the top 10 in points, he believes one victory will be enough to earn the wild card spot.

"I think the guys that got more wins are outside looking in, they are going to keep running better and push some people out of the points," he said. "It’s going to be interesting to see."

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