Hot heading to Infineon, Montoya needs consistency
Don't look now, but
In short, if there's a dark horse to benefit from the decline this season of Richard Childress Racing --
But if there's a problem for Montoya, it's in the fact that he's led only 11 laps in 2009. Reutimann has been up front for 72 laps, and seems more often to have a car capable of running in the top five (Montoya has yet to finish better than sixth). If the Colombian former F1 star is to have a shot to make the Chase this year, then he's going to have to maintain his current level of performance. Speed and versatility are just part of the package in Cup racing. Consistency is huge. And only if Montoya has mastered that aspect of the sport will he be able to make a jump to the next level.
Ah, the life of a beauty queen...well, a corporate beauty queen, but a beauty queen nonetheless. Here, courtesy of the racing fans at
Anne-Marie's duties are primarily in the public relations capacity. She poses for pictures, signs autographs and, generally, puts a pleasant face on a sharp-edged sport that's made out of gears and metal.
Oh, and she also appears in Victory Lane with race winners. I'm working on a story for the magazine this week on driver
Bottom line: It ain't all glamour, girls.