Juan Pablo Montoya and No. 42 Polaroid Team
MEDIA ALERT: Juan Pablo Montoya will be available in the media center for a brief media Q&A session on Friday, Sept. 25 at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Polaroid in Action: Juan Pablo Montoya will be running the No. 42. Polaroid Chevrolet this weekend in Dover — the fourth of six special paint schemes planned for the No. 42 this season. This is Polaroid’s second season as an associate sponsor in the Target program. To help promote his involvement with Polaroid, Montoya can be seen on Sunday morning venturing among fans to promote Polaroid’s new PoGo instant digital camera and instant mobile printer by taking photos with fans.
Dover History: Juan Pablo Montoya will be making his sixth NSCS start at Dover International Speedway this weekend. He has an average starting position of 18.2 and an average finishing position of 24.4 in his five prior NSCS starts. Montoya’s best finish of 10th came in the 2007 fall race at the one-mile oval. He’s led three laps and has completed 97% of the possible laps at Dover; 1939 out of 2000.
About New Hampshire: The No. 42 Target team kicked off the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup in dominating fashion at New Hampshire. Montoya and his No. 42 Target Chevrolet were on the top of the board for all three practice sessions and would lead the field to the green flag for Sunday’s Sylvania 400 by starting on the pole. The Target Chevrolet led a total of 105 laps and would be in top contention for a win in the closing laps. Montoya finished third after being held off by Mark Martin on a late-race double-file restart.
Racking up Awards: The No. 42 Target team’s stellar performance at New Hampshire did not go un-noticed in the racing world. Montoya was credited with the Coors Light Pole Award, Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race, WIX Filters Lap Leader, and Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race Award. Crew chief Brian Pattie was named the DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race.
Moving on up: Montoya became the biggest mover in the point standings after his third-place finish at New Hampshire. Montoya moved up seven positions to fourth heading into Dover. 55 points separate him from point leader Mark Martin.
No. 42 Polaroid Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #905. Pattie and the No. 42 team are bringing chassis #905 to Dover International Speedway this weekend. This is a brand new chassis.
No. 1 Vaseline® MEN Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #804. The No. 1 Vaseline® MEN Chevrolet team will bring chassis #804 to Dover International Raceway this weekend. This chassis was last used for the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway and the 2009 All-Star Week event at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.