Juan Pablo Montoya and No. 42 Target Team
The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup: Juan Pablo Montoya and the Target team finished out the 2009 season in eighth place in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. This marks the first time Montoya and the Target team have made a trip to the year-end awards ceremony in Las Vegas. An on-track collision with Tony Stewart resulted in a 38th-place finish at the season finale in Homestead. The finish bumped Montoya down two positions from sixth.
Season Finale Results in an Eighth-Place Finish in the Point Standings for Montoya
Results from Homestead-Miami Speedway
1. Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Toyota
9. Martin Truex Jr., No. 1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet
38. Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Target Chevrolet
Homestead, FL. (November 22, 2009) – The 2009 season came to a close under the lights at Homestead-Miami Speedway over the weekend.
Both finish outside top 20 after on-track altercations
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — The fireworks that filled the night-time sky following the end of the Ford 400 weren’t the only ones to go off Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The others blasted off much earlier during the 267-lap race at the 1.5-mile track, when drivers Juan Montoya and Tony Stewart bumped and banged and wrecked each other on two different occasions, providing the most entertaining moments of Jimmie Johnson’s championship-clinching run.
The celebrities stepped out Thursday evening in Miami to show support for BeLive 2009. Juan Pablo Montoya and wife Connie were on hand to represent their organization, Formula Smiles, along with fellow NASCAR drivers; Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Reed Sorenson and Maxis Papis. A record number of 700 people attended the event that included a red carpet, food, awards, a musical performance by Latin Grammy award?winning artist Jorge Celedon and a fashion show by OndadeMar.
MIAMI — This is not your father’s NASCAR.
A luxury condominium tower on tony Brickell Avenue, overlooking the Miami River, lit by swirling spotlights. A red carpet overrun by starlets and television reporters, all of them dressed in short skirts and stiletto heels, to the point where it’s difficult to tell which is which. A fashion show runway jutting into a sparkling swimming pool, ceviche and scallops on the half-shell, Spanish flowing as freely as the vodka and gin. It’s difficult to imagine men like David Pearson and Cale Yarborough in an atmosphere so glamorous, so aristocratic, and so exotic all at the same time.
JUAN PABLO MONTOYA, NO. 42 TARGET IMPALA SS met with media and discussed making the Chase, future goals, being the lone Hispanic driver in the sport, awareness of the Latin American community, and more.
THE MODERATOR: Juan Pablo Montoya is with us. Final race of the season. Ready to go, ready to wrap it up? A very good year for you, though.
JPM: Yeah, it’s been a great year. You know, I think the Chase, wanted a little more than the way we ran the first few races. But it’s hard when you have three wrecks out of nine races. It’s pretty hard to expect anything better.
CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 18, 2009) – Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today that they will add NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver Jamie McMurray as a teammate of Juan Pablo Montoya, to drive the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevrolet for the 2010 NSCS season. Fresh off his win at the Talladega Superspeedway on Nov. 1, McMurray will return to Ganassi whom he raced for from 2002-05. Bass Pro Shops will once again return for their fifth season as one of the primary partners on the No. 1 Chevrolet.