Juan "Problem" Montoya: Car Fails Post-Qualifying Inspection

Kelly CrandallSenior Writer ISeptember 26, 2008

In his 66th career start, Juan Pablo Montoya finally captured his first career pole.

The celebration only lasted for an hour.

After qualifying for Sunday's Camping World RV 400 at Kansas Speedway, his pole-winning car was put back through inspection. That's when NASCAR officials found that the rear shock absorbers had exceeded the legal pressures.

The result is Montoya was moved from the pole to 42nd on Sunday. Jimmie Johnson, who had qualified second, will be credited with his fifth pole of the year.

Montoya will be credited with nothing.

A NASCAR official said that the pressures "weren't even close. They were way off."

Montoya and his Ganassi team have not yet commented.