Championship Weekend package includes exclusive meet-and-greet with the Miami resident as proceeds will benefit the Montoyas’ Formula Smiles Foundation
MIAMI—Juan Pablo Montoya, one of NASCAR’s hottest drivers and the only contender to record top-five finishes in each of the first four Chase races, ranks third in the Championship point standings. But a Sprint Cup Championship is not the only focus
for Montoya and wife Connie. Through their Formula Smiles Foundation, the Montoyas utilize sports to improve the quality of life for children afflicted by poverty in their native Colombia by building sports facilities for thousands of children to enjoy. Now race fans who attend NASCAR’s series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway Nov. 22 will aid the very same fight.
Homestead-Miami Speedway and the Montoyas announced the creation of an exclusive opportunity for fans of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet: “Montoya Mania,” a package that includes a race ticket and private meet-and-greet with Montoya during NASCAR’s series-crowning Championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, as well as a $42 donation that goes directly to Formula Smiles. In addition, fans who purchase the “Montoya Mania” package will receive a Juan Pablo Montoya souvenir and a Nov. 22 Pre-Race Track Pass at Homestead-Miami Speedway, providing fans access to the front-stretch of the track to take pictures, sign the start/finish line and enjoy autograph and Q&A sessions with NASCAR personalities.
“We started Formula Smiles five years ago as our way to give back to Colombia,” said Connie. “Formula Smiles provides children with a place to practice sports, enjoy after-school activities and learn core values.”
“Juan Pablo Montoya is a shining example for South Floridians, both on and off the track,” said Curtis Gray, president of Homestead-Miami Speedway. “What he’s accomplished behind the wheel in just his third year of racing stock cars is truly remarkable. To then work as diligently off the track at improving the lives of kids in vulnerable situations reveals a human spirit that we all would be well served to emulate.”