Juan Pablo Montoya 1/18 Scale 2000 Indy 500 Winner Target Ganassi G-Force IRL
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JUAN MONTOYA TARGET INDY 500 IRL CAR! No BoxAdult Owned Dispayed in case!
This is a replica of the Target Indy 500 IRL car that Juan Montoya raced to victory in the 2000 Indy 500.
The 84th Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 28, 2000. After four years of an ongoing organizational dispute and "split" in Indy car racing, Chip Ganassi Racing, a CART-based team, crossed the "picket line" to compete in the Indianapolis 500 which was sanctioned by the rival IRL. The Ganassi team of Jimmy Vasser and Juan Pablo Montoya were welcomed with incident, and quickly were up to speed with the IRL regulars. Also making a heralded return to Indy was two-time winner Al Unser, Jr.
During qualifying, defending IRL champion Greg Ray took the pole position. However, on race day, reigning CART champion Juan Pablo Montoya dominated the race. Montoya led 167 laps, and cruised to victory, becoming the first rookie winner since Graham Hill in 1966.
The first 65 laps of the race were run under green flag conditions, a new Indy 500 record. Montoya became only the fourth winner to complete the race in under three hours, and at 167.607 mph, it was the fastest Indy 500 since 1991.
The car comes as pictured above. It is in MINT condition
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