Juan Pablo Montoya and No. 42 Target Team
MEDIA ALERT: Juan Pablo Montoya will be available at the No. 42 Target hauler for a brief media Q&A session on Saturday, May 15th at 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Monster Mile History: Juan Pablo Montoya will be making his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup start at Dover on Sunday. His best finish at the one-mile oval came in the fall of last year when he started on the front row and took the checkered flag in fourth place. He has an average starting position of 15th and an average finishing position of 21st at the “Monster Mile.”
Autism Speaks: For the fourth straight year, Dover International Speedway and Autism Speaks have partnered to create awareness for a very worthy cause through the Spring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. The NSCS race on Sunday will carry the Autism Speaks name as part of the race sponsorship. Teams are again encouraged to sport the Autism Speaks logo on their cars throughout the race weekend; the No. 42 Target Chevrolet will display the Autism Speaks puzzle piece logo on the B-post at Dover.
Last Weekend: Team Target has posted consecutive top-10 finishes over the course of the last three weeks. Darlington was the latest addition to the strong performances run on a track Montoya has never finished better than 20th. The fifth- place finish at a track labeled “Too Tough to Tame” now gives Team Target six top-10 finishes out of 11 races and four top-five’s.
Meet the Team: Come out to the Chevrolet display stage located outside of Dover International Speedway where the No. 42 Target Pit Crew will be signing autographs this Sunday, May 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
In the Points: The No. 42 team advanced one position to 17th in the overall NSCS driver point standings after the fifth-place finish at Darlington. Montoya is only 54 points away from the top 12 – the cutoff for the Chase.
2010 In Numbers: After 11 starts in 2010, Juan Pablo Montoya has four top-five and six top-10 finishes. Last season at this time, Montoya only had three top-10 finishes. Montoya is currently eighth in driver ratings, the highest driver outside of the top-12 in points.
Target and the Three R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle has long been known but did you know that Target was one of the first large retailers to commit to this philosophy? Over the years they have integrated this approach into many areas of their company including stores planning and design, construction and merchandising. Their waste reduction commitment has allowed them to reuse, recycle or rethink 70 percent of materials previously destined for landfills. Target encourages consumers to reuse by promoting the use of reusable shopping bags by giving guests a five-cent discount for each reusable bad used at checkout. Corrugated cardboard is the largest part of their recycle strategy with 10 other areas of focus.
No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #905. Crew Chief Kevin “Bono” Manion has elected to bring Chassis number #905 to Dover International Speedway this weekend. McMurray and the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops team last used this chassis earlier in the season at Atlanta Motor Speedway finishing 29th after an on-track incident while running in the top-five ended McMurray’s day.
No. 42 Target Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #903. Team Target used chassis #903 this season in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway where Montoya qualified sixth and finished 26th after being involved in a 13-car incident. This chassis also ran twice last year by the No. 42 team (Michigan- June, Chicago- July) where it finished sixth and tenth.