Juan Pablo Montoya preps for racing by playing a little golf

Jay Busbee
January 18, 2011

On Monday, we saw Joey Logano skating, and Tuesday, we present Juan Pablo Montoya on the golf course. Won't these guys get behind the wheel of a car already?

Montoya teed off at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa to promote the upcoming Daytona 500. (Had you heard about this? Big race in Florida, apparently. Huh.) Anyway, Montoya competed against local media in a golf skills competition, and apparently sank a 20-foot putt, which ain't bad.

Montoya's a driver who's almost as good as he thinks he is, and considering how good he thinks he is, that's saying something. He's won the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indy 500. But Daytona remains elusive, and he wants it, badly.

"It would be pretty cool," he said. "I’ve won all the big races except that one. I’m pretty good on restrictor plates and our cars are pretty good. Jamie (McMurray) won last year, and at Talladega, I’ve had so many chances at winning those races. It’s matter of giving yourself a chance. That’s all I ask for."

That, and your undying admiration, of course.