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MOORESVILLE, N. .C. -- Juan Pablo Montoya is turning Indianapolis into his own triple play. Roger Penskes team announced Wednesday that the Colombian driver will add two NASCAR races -- Indianapolis and Michigan -- to his full-time IndyCar schedule. Montoya already is scheduled to compete in the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 10. One week later, he will attempt to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. Now hell return to Indy for the Brickyard 400 in July, too, and if he qualifies for each one, Montoya would be the first driver to start three feature races at Indy in the same season. "Three chances gives me a better chance of winning one of them now," said Montoya, who will drive the No. 12 Ford Fusion for Penskes team at Indy and Michigan. No driver has won even two of the biggest feature races at the track -- the 500, the Brickyard, the U.S. Grand Prix or the MotoGP race. Montoya wants to be the first to have it on his already unique resume. The 38-year-old was dominant in his 2000 Indy win, becoming the first rookie winner in 34 years. He completed another first Wednesday -- becoming the first driver to experience every racing configuration at the historic Brickyard. In addition to competing on the 2.5-mile oval in IndyCars and Cup cars, he also has competed on the original road course in Formula One, did a two-seater ride on the MotoGP course and was one of about two dozen drivers testing Indys new road course Wednesday. This years return to open-wheel cars could help him prepare for the June 15 and July 27 Cup races. He has competed in that series for the previous eight years. "I think running Michigan and here are two tracks where running open-wheel helps you, especially Michigan, which is a lot like an open-wheel car because you dont slow down much and use momentum and lot of high speed," Montoya said. "Coming here to the Brickyard, its one of those places where I feel like I got robbed a few times. To be able to come here and be able to close that deal will be really, really nice."" Montoya has two wins, 24 top-five finishes and nine pole awards in his Cup career. He has one top-10 finish in three IndyCar races this year. He will join Penskes full-time Cup drivers, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, both of whom have already visited Victory Lane in 2014. Ryan Blaney will drive the same No. 12 car for NASCAR races in Kansas and Talladega. SKF will sponsor all the races except Indianapolis. Until moving back this season, Montoya hadnt driven IndyCars since 2000 when he was competing with Chip Ganassis team, Penkses biggest rival. Montoya won seven races in CART and the 500 in his two open-wheel seasons with Ganassi. Their run together also included the 1999 CART championship. He then moved to Formula One, where he spent six seasons before abruptly quitting to return to the United States to compete in NASCAR. He reunited with Ganassi, but the results never came. His last win in NASCAR was in 2010, a year after he made the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and finished a career-best eighth in the standings. Montoya was in serious contention to win at least two Brickyard 400s, but both chances slipped away in the waning laps. Montoya led 116 laps in 2009 until a speeding penalty on his final pit stop cost him the win. He was also leading in 2010 with 20 laps to go before a late caution sent him to pit road, where he got four tires while everyone else took two. Stuck deep in traffic with little time to make up the ground, Montoya crashed and finished 32nd. Penskes team is willing to give him another chance. "It (the Brickyard) is one of the biggest races of the year and to go there with somebody that could have won the race a few of times already is something that were looking forward to," Team Penske President Tim Cindric said. "To just run the Brickyard would be a pretty big ask of our team and of Juan, without having spent much time in our cars or having been out in a Cup car for a while, so we felt like we needed to give him another shot at it prior to the Brickyard so he could get ready for us." . With nothing tangible at stake, the Raptors turned in their most impressive outing of the fall in their seventh and second to last exhibition tilt against their stiffest competition yet, but they lost a couple starters in the process. .com) - Demario Richard posted four touchdowns and Kweishi Brown came up with a key late interception as No. .com) - The Utah Jazz look to put an end to their five-game losing streak when the Denver Nuggets visit Salt Lake City Monday night.( - The Memphis Grizzlies will try to remain undefeated this season when they welcome the New Orleans Pelicans to the FedExForum for a Southwest Division matchup. The Grizzlies have done it on the defensive end, as expected, this season. After surrendering 101 points in the season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Memphis has allowed 89 and 69 points since. The 69 points allowed came in a two-point road victory Saturday night against the Charlotte Hornets in a game only a mother could love. The Grizzlies big-man combo of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph led the way. Gasol scored a game-high 22 points to go along with eight rebounds, while Randolph chipped in 12 points and 12 boards. Whether it was good defense or bad offense, points were bard to come by. Both teams shot 36 percent from the floor and combined for 39 turnovers -- 20 coming from Charlotte. I am really proud of our guys. To go 2-1 on your first week, Id be high- fiving you, but to go 3-0 and beating Indiana on the road is very good. Charlotte is a top-five team in the east, said Memphis coach Dave Joerger. Courtney Lee sat out the game with concussion symptoms and could be available Monday night. The Pelicans fell to 1-1 on the season after a 109-104 homme setback to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday. Anthony Davis finished with 31 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots in a truly amazing performance. He is now second in the league in scoring at 28.5 ppg. (Davis) is a great player and he stuffs the stat sheet, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle admitted. Jrue Holiday scored 24 points and Tyreke Evans narrowly missed a triple-double with 22 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Omer Asik managed 13 points and nine boards, while Ryan Anderson chipped in 11 off the bench. The Pelicans fell down 14 at the half as they looked sluggish. New Orleans hadnt played since opening the season on Tuesday night, but it was a different Pelicans team in the second half. New Orleans dominated the third quarter to the tune of a 37-20 scoring disparity. The Pelicans took the lead to start the last, but Dallas won the final 12 minutes, 23-15. I was really encouraged and excited by the way we played in the second half, Pelicans coach Monty Williams said after Sundays practice. Maybe the three days off, four days off hurt us a little bit, Im not sure. We have to learn to deal with that. The Pelicans won three of four against the Grizzlies last season, including both trips to Beale Street. Cheap Jerseys China NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount Basketball Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Baseball Jerseys Free Shipping Cheapest College Jerseys Sale Cheap Football Jerseys China Nike NFL Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys From China MLB Jerseys Outlet Canada Wholesale NBA Jerseys Canada Store Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap Authentic Jerseys Canada ' ' '

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