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Montoya back to winning ways

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Juan Pablo Montoya had not won for over three years © Getty Images
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Former Williams driver Juan Pablo Montoya ended a three year winning drought by taking his second NASCAR Sprint Cup series victory at Watkins Glen on Sunday.

Montoya, who's cv also boasts victory at the Monaco Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500, became the first foreign driver to win more than once at NASCAR's top level.

"The last few weeks have been really frustrating for the whole team because we've been so close to victory and it seemed to keep slipping away." said Montoya. "To come out here today and get the job done the way we did today, it was big.

"I feel more relieved than happy right now. It's been a really hard road in a way. It's been a lot of fun; it's been frustrating. To finally get that first win for Brian, I think it's good. I think we can really focus now on just getting the job done."

Montoya, who was close to victory at Indianapolis recently after leading most of the race, last won at the Sears Point road course in 2007.

"I think we can learn a lot this season on how to execute a little better, prepare ourselves for next season," added Montoya.

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