New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Race: Lenox Industrial Tools 301
Track:New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Location: Loudon, NH.
Superspeedway: 1.058 mile oval
Race length: 318.485 miles
Laps Run: 301
Turns: Banking: 12 degrees; Straights: 2 degrees
Length of Straights: Frontstretch – 1500ft; Backstretch – 1500ft
Grandstand Seating: 95,491
Opened: 1990 (first Sprint Cup event 1993)
Juan Pablo Montoya and No. 42 Target Team
MEDIA ALERT: Juan Pablo Montoya will be available in the media center for a brief media question and answer session on Friday, June 26 from 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. ET. (19:00 – 19:15 по Москве)
New Hampshire History: Montoya will make his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday. He averages a 22nd-place starting and finishing position at the 1.058-mile track. Montoya’s best start came during his rookie year when he qualified fifth and his best finish came last fall when he crossed the finish line in 17th place.
Last Weekend: Juan Pablo Montoya battled from the 17th starting spot in last weekend’s first road course race of the season at Infineon Raceway to finish sixth in the No. 42 Target Chevy. Montoya quickly worked his way through the field to earn his seventh top-10 finish of the 2009 season and moved up two positions to 12th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings, the cutoff for the “Chase”.
In the Points: The seventh top-10 finish of the season for the Target team moved Montoya up two positions to 12th in the 2009 NSCS Championship driver point standings. The team is 447 points behind leader Tony Stewart.
Home Track: Mike Bodick, mechanic and gas man for the 42 team, hails from Norwalk, Conn. Bodick is a former football player and graduate of West Point Military Academy. He has been involved with racing for the past 19 years and is a 12 year veteran of the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team.
GM Fast Fact: General Motors is the best-selling automaker in the U.S. (2.8 million vehicles sold vs. 2.1 million by the leading Japanese automaker) and leads in 20 of the top 22 global markets (Japan and Australia are the only two markets where GM is not the sales leader).
No. 42 Target Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #818. The Target team will bring Chassis #818 to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. Montoya last drove this chassis to a 24th-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway in April.
No. 1 TomTom® Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #078 Crew Chief Kevin “Bono” Manion has elected to bring Chassis number #078 to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. Martin Truex Jr. has raced the chassis three times this season. His best finish with chassis #078 came at Phoenix International Raceway in April. Truex finished seventh.