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We probably could have ended the list at three drivers and called it a day, but we felt it important enough to include Juan Pablo Montoya in this category as well for a number of reasons.
First and foremost, the native of Colombia has a decent fanbase. But at the same time, Montoya has had countless on-track run-ins with numerous drivers (it might be easier to count who he hasn't had run-ins with than those he has), and has drawn not only their ire but also that of their fans.
At the same time, booting or hating Montoya for winning isn't exactly an everyday occurrence in NASCAR. While he former Indianapolis 500 winner and open-wheel ace had great success in that type of racing (18 wins combined across Formula One, IndyCar and the defunct CART series), he has struggled for sure since coming to NASCAR.
Montoya has a grand total of three wins in NASCAR, one in the Nationwide Series (2011 at Mexico City) and two in the Cup series (Sonoma in 2007 and Watkins Glen in 2010).
A lot is likely riding on this upcoming season for Montoya, who has made the Chase just once, finishing ninth in 2009. But since then, Montoya has gotten steadily worse in each season's final standings, finishing 17th in 2010, 21st in 2011 and 22nd in 2012. The only season that he was worse came in 2008, when he finished 25th.
If Montoya's performance doesn't improve markedly in 2013, he may be looking for a new ride by season's end.
Given the performance—or lack thereof—while fans may continue to boo and hate Montoya, it's likely they won't have to worry about doing any additional booing and hating any time soon—unless it's at a road course.
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