Juan Pablo Montoya: Will the Comedy of Errors Continue?

al asifyouknowSenior Analyst IAugust 6, 2010

LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 01:  Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, stands on the grid prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway on August 1, 2010 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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The stretch between Indianapolis and Atlanta has always been a decent part of the schedule for the No. 42 team, with Indy and Pocono giving Juan Pablo Montoya the best chance to win.

Well, we all know what happened the last two weeks, so there's no sense in crying over two tires too many.

It was my hope that a win and a few top five finishes during this stretch would get the 42 team to Richmond 40 points out and at least give it an opportunity to get in the Chase for the Cup. 

Of course we all know what happened; they blew the last two races.

The No. 42 will have a road race ringer this week at Watkins Glen in Montoya. He will once again have a chance to win this race.

Let me qualify that: He may win it if he keeps his radio off and makes his own decision on tires and adjustments.

Ouch! Am I being mean and unfair to crew chief Brian Pattie?

Yes, I’ll admit it, but facts are what they are: The No. 42 team under Coach Pattie is out of the chase and going downhill fast.

Can we agree on that?

Can’t wait to see what happens this week. The sad part is a win this weekend may be as exciting as seeing A-Rod hit a homer in a blowout game against the Cleveland Indians—it means nothing.

Good luck to them, I’ll be on my way to Canton, Ohio to watch the Cowboys, Ocho Cinco, and some other guy named TO or something like that.

I’ll read Bleacher Report when I get home to see who won.

As always this is just a fan's opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I thank God for that.

Enough said.