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Montoya's mistake defied logic

Updated: July 27, 2009, 9:12 AM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Juan Pablo Montoya was well on his way to winning the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard like Secretariat in the Belmont.

He had the field covered, including winner Jimmie Johnson and runner-up Mark Martin.

Montoya, the Colombian flash, was cruising. A historic victory was only laps away.

An Indy 500 winner was going to win the NASCAR race at the Brickyard for the first time. Everything was perfect Sunday in the No. 42 Chevy.

Just play it safe. No chances. ...

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