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NASCAR At Darlington Update: Juan Pablo Montoya Continues To Make Friends

Through 100 laps at Darlington, polesitter Kasey Kahne has his No. 4 Toyota in the wind despite a slight brush with the wall. Kyle Busch runs second, followed by Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick, and Jamie McMurray.

The headliner of the night, though, has been Juan Pablo Montoya. A week after controversey reared its head as he and Ryan Newman traded blows on the track (and allegedly in the NASCAR hauler on Friday), he has already been involved in two incidents. In the first, he bumped defending five-time series champion Jimmie Johnson into a spin on lap 83. Johnson saved his Chevrolet from impacting the wall and is on his way back through the field.

On the restart from that incident, Montoya pushed Brian Vickers wide, causing Kahne's Team Red Bull teammate to smack the outside wall exiting turn two.

The recent controversey has stirred up memories of Montoya's controversey-filled rookie season of 2007 in which he was involved in various on-track incidents with Sprint Cup veterans. After one, he and Kevin Harvick engaged in what could best be described as a less-than-amicable patty-cake session at Watkins Glen.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.