CONNIE MONTOYA PICS

The 2009 season will go down as the year Juan Pablo Montoya made the leap to NASCAR stardom. He has gone from open-wheel pro to stock car noob to Sprint Cup contender. The proof: He made the Chase this season and has finished in the top five in all four Chase races. The woman who has stood by his side during his hard-fought rise is Connie Montoya (maiden name Freydell).  Connie is a mother of two. She is involved in the Montoyas' foundation, which helps the poor in their native Colombia. ...

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