Daytona II: Juan Pablo Montoya preview

Juan Pablo Montoya and No. 42 Target Team Daytona History: Montoya has seven NSCS starts at Daytona International Speedway. His best overall performance at DIS came earlier this year in the Daytona 500 when he started eighth and took the ...

Juan Pablo Montoya and No. 42 Target Team

Daytona History: Montoya has seven NSCS starts at Daytona International Speedway. His best overall performance at DIS came earlier this year in the Daytona 500 when he started eighth and took the checkered flag in 10th position. Montoya also started 13th and finished ninth in this event last year.

2010 Mid-Season Review: Since the 2010 season opener at DIS Montoya has accumulated four top-five and eight top-10 finishes. He has an average start of 12.8, average finish of 20.0 and has led 208 laps. Montoya has a driver rating of 89 placing him tenth among drivers, only one position behind 2010 NSCS points leader Kevin Harvick. Montoya is also in the top-10 among drivers fastest early in a run, fastest late in a run, fastest laps run, fastest drivers on restarts, green flag speed, average running position, laps in the top-15, mile leaders and laps led. The No. 42 Target Chevrolet currently sits 22nd in the 2010 NSCS points and 183 points out of 12th- the cutoff to the Chase.

Home Track: Florida is the home state of Crew Chief Brian Pattie and Spotter Tab Boyd. Brian Pattie hails from Zephyrhills and got his racing start working with David Reutimann on DIRT modified and Late Model circuits in central Florida. Tab Boyd is a native of Pensacola and grew up racing on local Florida short tracks with his family. When he is not in the spotters stand Boyd works in the Fabrication department at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.

CHASSIS INFO

No. 42 Target Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #1010. The Target team will bring Chassis #1010 to Daytona International Speedway this weekend. This is a brand new chassis.

-source: egr

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing