Juan Montoya Disses a Northern California Television Station, Or Not?

Sal Sigala Jr.Senior Analyst ISeptember 19, 2009

LOUDON, NH - SEPTEMBER 18: Juan Pablo Motnoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, talks in the garage  during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 18, 2009 in Loudon, New Hampshire  (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

It was back in 2006 when Juan Pablo Montoya first made his stock car debut in the NASCAR series, as a rookie driver making the switch from driving open wheel race cars during his early career.

Montoya brought with him a very arrogant attitude, which many of his fans thought would fit the mold of today’s NASCAR stars since the sport already had its share of drivers who were known to be aggressive and brash at the same time.

Montoya would soon find out that the drivers, as well as the fans would begin to frown upon his highly aggressive and unprofessional attitude towards the other drivers with remarks such as, “If he wants to race dirty, I can race dirty too.”

Now while Montoya did bring with him a very impressive resume from the other racing series, which ultimately landed him the driving job with Chip Ganassi.

But it was his unprofessionalism towards the sport, as well as the many problems he had trying to learn how to drive these 3800 pound beasts, that earned him the nickname, “Juanabe” from the fans.

Well once again Montoya is making headlines in a negative way, or at least that’s what some are saying.

Montoya as we all know has made the chase for the Sprint cup championship, and just like all the other chasers the media wants their time to interview each driver.

Now when it was a T.V. stations turn from Northern California to do his interview, Montoya look at his watch and told the reporter that it was 5:01 and that he was leaving.

Now in Montoya’s defense, could this have been the fault of NASCAR, since they do put these drivers on a tight schedule when it comes to doing interviews?

Or since Montoya is in the chase and he did get the pole, could he have at least given the reporter a few minutes of his time, or at least a better send off?

Here is the video clip.

Special Thanks To KTXL Fox40 For The Video Clip