Juan Pablo Montoya and No. 42 Target Team
Last Weekend: NASCAR’s longest race of the season proved to be not so kind to the No. 42 Target team and Juan Pablo Montoya. What started out as a promising performance, with the top speed in first practice, soon turned dismal 61 laps into a 400- lap marathon. The Target Chevrolet got loose and collided with the inside wall sustaining significant damage. The team tried to rally back but would end the evening in the 38th- place position.
Pocono History: This weekend Montoya will be making his seventh start at Pocono Raceway and hopes to better his 2009 August finish at the 2.5-mile track with a win. His best start came in 2007 with a ninth-place position, while he best finish came last year in the August race where he finished second, not having a top-10 before last year.
Gillette Gliding into Pocono: Gillette will have a presence on the No. 42 Target Chevrolet this weekend as they will be displayed on the rear quarter panels. The Gillette brand is synonymous with shaving and personal care products and is a brand of Procter & Gamble.
Introducing the New Gillette Fusion ProGlide: Gillette is launching its new razor, the ProGlide razor on June 6, the largest launch for P&G in 2010. As part of its launch, Gillette and Target have teamed up with Pocono Raceway to title sponsor the NASCAR Sprint Cup race. The Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 presented by Target will air on TNT Sunday, June 6 at 1:00 pm (ET).
Montoya Guides the Way: Ever wish you had a professional race car driver as your co-pilot? TomTom, the world’s leading provider of location and navigation solutions, now makes that possible. Users that have installed TomTom HOME, can download for free Juan Pablo Montoya’s voice at www.tomtom.com/racevoices. TomTom portable navigation devices guide drivers with audible, turn-by-turn instructions and 3D maps that work right out of the box. On the road, Montoya will help safely and efficiently guide TomTom users to their destinations as he gives funny and witty instructions, putting the fun back into the daily commute.
2010 in the Numbers: One-third of the way into the 2010 season, Montoya has had a whirlwind season thus far. In 13 starts, Team Target has four top-five and six top-10 finishes and has led a total of 172 laps. Montoya currently sits 20th in the point standings, 176 points out of 12th – the cut-off for Chase contention.
No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #031. Crew Chief Kevin “Bono” Manion has elected to bring Chassis number #031 to Pocono Raceway. This is the chassis that McMurray drove to the pole position at Auto Club Speedway.
No. 42 Target Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #910. Crew Chief Brian Pattie and the No. 42 team will bring chassis #910 to Pocono Raceway this weekend. Montoya last drove this chassis to a 37th-place finish after being involved in an accident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway while running in the top-10. This chassis also ran at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the 2009 season finale where a mid-race incident forced the team to a 38th-place finish.