NASCAR & Auto Racing

Ganassi to shut down Montoya’s Busch team

Juan Pablo Montoya will race in his final Busch Series event next week at Watkins Glen, then the team will stop competing.

Chip Ganassi Racing officials said Wednesday the No. 42 Busch program was formed only to help Montoya adjust to NASCAR after six seasons in Formula One. He drove the car to a win in March on the road course in Mexico City, and will try for another one in Watkins Glen, N.Y., next Saturday.

After that, Ganassi will stop operating the team because the remainder of the schedule isn’t a good fit with Montoya’s Nextel Cup season.