Michigan II: Juan Pablo Montoya preview

Watkins Glen Winner: Juan Pablo Montoya brought his No. 42 Target Chip Ganassi Chevrolet into victory lane at Watkins Glen International after leading 74 of the 90 laps in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen. The...

Watkins Glen Winner: Juan Pablo Montoya brought his No. 42 Target Chip Ganassi Chevrolet into victory lane at Watkins Glen International after leading 74 of the 90 laps in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen. The win marks the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) win for Montoya's sponsor Target and Montoya's second career win in the NSCS. The win also marked the first NSCS victory for Crew Chief Brian Pattie. Pattie had previously won in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (CWTS), ironically both at Watkins Glen.

Target House: On his way to Michigan Juan Pablo Montoya and his Target teammates, Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti of the IndyCar Series stopped by the Target House to visit with the children and their families. Since 1999 more than 1300 children and families have called Target House home. Target House provides nearly 100 free, fully equipped apartments for families and patients receiving long-term treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, but it's so much more than a place to stay. Target House is a home away from home for families facing the challenge of their lives. It's also a place where Target team members, corporate partners and celebrities join to help build awareness of the good things happening at Target House and St. Jude. Team members regularly volunteer at Target House, and luminaries such as Shaun White, Tiger Woods, Scott Hamilton and the Jonas Brothers have made appearances at Target House and St. Jude over the years.

Sprint All-Star Race Contender: After Juan Pablo Montoya's victory last weekend at Watkins Glen, he is now locked into the 2011 Sprint All-Star Race in May at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. This will mark the second time Montoya has been locked into the annual event, the first after his 2007 victory at Sonoma. Teammate Jamie McMurray is also locked in after two victories this season.

Michigan Native: Front-tire carrier Eric Bilyeu is a native of Waterford, Mich., about 80 miles from the track. He got his start in NASCAR five years ago after reading a story in NASCAR Scene about the Ganassi Racing pit crews. Bilyeu sent in a resume and became one of the first members of the team's pit crew developmental program.

CHASSIS INFO

No. 42 Target Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #1015. Crew Chief Brian Pattie will bring chassis #1015 to Michigan this weekend. This chassis is the same Montoya used at the first 2010 NSCS event at Michigan where he finished 13th.

-source: egr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing