After a season long of competition stretching across the country, and beyond the borders at times, the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship comes down to 85 laps around the 2.385-mile permanent road course in Sonoma, California. With heavy hearts following Justin Wilson’s death, the stars of the series will chase for championship glory, and their final chance at victory before season’s end.
In a season marked by significant wins, Juan Pablo Montoya enters the finale with a lead of 34 points on Graham Rahal. Montoya has been solid all year, scoring a top-10 finish in each of the races this year, except for three. In a season marked by a high in winning the Indianapolis 500, it seems as though he is set to complete a successful transition back to open-wheel competition after spending some seasons in stock cars.