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Juan Pablo Montoya and No. 42 TUMS Team
MEDIA ALERT: Juan Pablo Montoya will be available at the No. 42 Target hauler for a brief media Q&A session on Friday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. (CST)
Fast Relief for the No. 42: This weekend TUMS will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 42 Chevrolet at Talladega Superspeedway. TUMS first became a Target racing partner in 2007 and this will be Montoya’s second time representing the TUMS brand. For more than 75 years, TUMS has been a fast, effective treatment for heartburn and acid indigestion, neutralizing stomach acid on contact. Today, TUMS is the number one antacid in America, used by more people than any other brand to treat heartburn. TUMS is an excellent source of calcium and can be found nationwide at most drug, grocery and mass merchandise retailers. Visit www.TUMS.com for more information.
Making an Appearance: Montoya will be making an appearance at the TUMS display on Saturday, April 24 in the Fan Zone at Talladega Superspeedway. Montoya will sign autographs for fans following his qualifying run on Saturday afternoon. Fans are encouraged to stop by prior to the event to receive a ticket for the signing. Tickets are limited.
Talladega History: Montoya will take the green flag for his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend. He made his stock car racing debut at the 2.66-mile track in 2006. Montoya is the reigning pole-sitter for this event and averages a 15th-place start and an 18th-place finish in six previous starts. The 2008 spring event marked his best finish at the Superspeedway, where he started 26th and raced his way to the second-position.
Defending Pole-sitter: Montoya drove the No. 42 TUMS Chevrolet to the pole position in the 2009 spring event at Talladega Superspeedway posting a speed of 188.171 mph at a time of 50.89 seconds. He will look to defend his pole position this Saturday when qualifying gets under way at 10:35 a.m. (CST).
Last Weekend: Juan Pablo Montoya and Team Target had a top-10 finish within their grasp and with 17 laps remaining that strong run came to an end. Montoya took a hard hit to the wall after going through the grass when trying to avoid the on-track incident in front of him. The Target Chevrolet was towed back to the garage and the team was credited with a 34th-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway.
TUMS Fun Fact: It would take 337, 075 TUMS to fit around the 2.66-tri oval of Talladega Superspeedway and 109,900,800 TUMS to fill the inside of the 53’ transporter trailer top to bottom.
No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #1009. Crew Chief Kevin “Bono” Manion has elected to bring Chassis #1009. This is a brand new chassis.
No. 42 TUMS Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #902. Crew Chief Brian Pattie and team will bring Chassis #902 to Talladega Superspeedway. This is the same chassis the No. 42 used at Daytona International Speedway during the season-opening Daytona 500 where Montoya qualified eighth and finished 10th.