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Michael Andretti on hunt for sponsor to bring Pablo Montoya back to IndyCar

Michael Andretti is trying to find a sponsor to bring Juan Pablo Montoya back to IndyCar with Andretti Autosport.

The team owner told The Associated Press he's had preliminary discussions with Montoya since the driver learned last week he will not be back with Chip Ganassi's NASCAR team next season. He said he and Montoya are both interested in working out a deal but it will depend on finding sponsorship for the 1999 CART champion and 2000 Indianapolis 500 winner.

Andretti is still firming up his 2014 driver lineup and actively working on re-signing James Hinchcliffe, but the organization is in need of a sponsorship commitment from GoDaddy to finalize an offer. Andretti confirmed Hinchcliffe has reached a point where he's free to negotiate with other teams.