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Published on September 5th, 2013 | by Michael J Smith


Montoya Tours Furniture Row Racing Shop

Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida  Juan Pablo Montoya took a tour of the Furniture Row Racing shop on Tuesday, according to FRR general manager Joe Garone confirmed that Montoya was there and that he is on the short list of drivers to replace Kurt Busch in the No. 78 at the end of the 2013 Sprint Cup Series season.

Last month, Montoya was told that he wouldn’t be returning to the No. 42 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevy in 2014. Kyle Larson has been announced as the driver of that car.

Since being told that he would not be renewed, Montoya has been auditioning for a new ride. In the four races since the news was announced Montoya has posted two Top 5s and three Top 10s. His worst finish during that span was 11th.

Garone also confirmed that FRR has not spoken with Jeff Burton, who has recently been made available due to his release from Richard Childress Racing at season’s end.

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Michael J. Smith is a NASCAR enthusiast and blogger. In addition to founding this website, Michael is a journalist with over a decade of experience writing for prestigious media organizations.

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