Team Penske drivers Will Power (No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet) and Juan Pablo Montoya (No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet) have both been nominated for an ESPY award in the “Best Driver” category. Power was nominated as the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion, while Montoya received his nomination after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 in May. Please see the below quotes from each.
-Will Power, Driver of the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet
“I am honored that ESPN has nominated me for the ‘Best Driver’ category at this year’s ESPYs. Racing is all I ever wanted to do. To be acknowledged by one of the leaders in the sports world is something that means a lot to me. Ryan Hunter-Reay brought the award back to INDYCAR for the last two years and I hope I can keep it here.”
-Juan Pablo Montoya, Driver of the No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet
“Look at the list of former winners of the ‘Best Driver’ category and you can see that it is quite an honor just to be nominated. What’s amazing is that I have raced against almost everyone on that list of former ESPY winners. I love the Verizon IndyCar Series and I think we have the best racing in the world. It’s important for us to have ESPN acknowledge our accomplishments. Hopefully we can make it three straight Verizon IndyCar Series winners for ‘Best Driver.’”