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03/04/10
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McMurray apologizes to Montoya  
Montoya was a little miffed, but says all is good now...
Juan Pablo Montoya was incensed with teammate Jamie McMurray on Sunday after they wrecked together at Las Vegas. Montoya yelled on the radio that McMurray moved him up into the wall and that McMurray was not a very good driver (in a more colorful way). He didn't really let off when he was interviewed on Fox about the incident.

According to this story, things are better between the two. Montoya, speaking at a media event in Bogota, Colombia, where he's taking part in his celebrity pro-am golf tournament, was asked about the wreck.

Montoya said McMurray texted him after the race, that according to Montoya, said "Hey, I'm sorry, I'm sure you're mad at me, you want me to call you and talk through things?'' Montoya said he texted McMurray back: "Don't worry, it happened, yes I was real mad, but let's move forward.''

Said Montoya about the incident: "It's frustrating because your teammate is the guy you've got to race the smartest. You have to give each other a lot of respect because you don't want to end up in a bad situation like last Sunday. He was running well and so I was I.''

Instead, Montoya's damaged car managed only a 37th-place finish (and add to it his 37th-place finish the week before at California after he blew an engine) and Montoya is 26th in points -- with 248 points. Series leader Kevin Harvick has just over twice as many points as Montoya with 506. Thus, the frustration for Montoya. The key, though, is for Montoya to follow through on his words and move on. It's not uncommon to really see what people think of others when they're angry and make various comments about that person. What Montoya said was not too complimentary of McMurray. If Montoya can truly move forward, then this becomes a non-issue. If this festers, it could impact both teams. pilotonline.com
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