When Juan Pablo Montoya came to NASCAR from Formula One, he had a three-year plan to succeed in the Sprint Cup Series.

In the third year, Montoya made the Chase. The following season, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing won four races.

Things appeared to be headed in the right direction for the organization entering last year. And then…total failure.

“Everybody felt that we had such good cars, we just dropped the ball completely,” Montoya said. “…Last year was frustrating because it was more about arguing than getting things done. I think personally think that was the problem. It was who got more power, who could pull more, it was frustrating as hell.”