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Martin Truex Jr. and No. 1 GE Reveal® Team Road Course Racing in Sonoma: Truex has three career NSCS starts at the road course in the wine valley of Northern California. His best finish came in 2006, when he finished 15th. His highest...

Martin Truex Jr. and No. 1 GE Reveal® Team

Road Course Racing in Sonoma: Truex has three career NSCS starts at the road course in the wine valley of Northern California. His best finish came in 2006, when he finished 15th. His highest starting position came in 2007, when he started 18th.

Last Weekend: With two back-to-back second-place finishes at Michigan in 2007, the No. 1 Chevy Team looked to build on some impressive stats from the past last weekend. However, an ill-handling race car and a mid-race brush with the wall would keep Truex from bringing home another impressive Michigan finish. The team finished the day in 36th position.

In the Points: Truex and the No. 1 Chevy Team dropped three spots to 22nd position after their 36th-place finish at Michigan.

GE Reveal® on the Car: GE Reveal® Light bulbs will follow their debut as primary sponsor last weekend at Michigan with an encore appearance on the No. 1 Chevrolet this weekend at Infineon Raceway. The light bulbs bring Clean, Beautiful Light® to any space and Truex hopes that space is Victory Lane in Sonoma.

Juan Pablo Montoya and No. 42 Target Team

Return to Sonoma: This weekend Juan Pablo Montoya returns to the sight of his historic first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win. In 2007 Montoya drove to a 4.097-second victory over Kevin Harvick in the NSCS road-course race in Sonoma. It was Montoya's first Cup victory in just his 17th start. Last year Montoya raced his way to a third place finish after taking the green flag in 21st position. In two starts at the 1.99-mile road course Montoya averages a 26th-place start and a third-place finish.

Sonoma Record Breaker:

* Became the only rookie to win at Infineon Raceway

* First Latino to win a race in NASCAR's top series

* Set a record for winning from the deepest starting spot at Infineon Raceway (32nd)

* Joined racing legends Dan Gurney and Mario Andretti as the only drivers to win races in the Cup, IndyCar and Formula One

* The Bogota, Colombia-native became just the third foreign-born driver to win a NASCAR Cup event

Last Weekend: Juan Pablo Montoya and the Target team started seventh and finished sixth at Michigan International Speedway-- his sixth top-10 finish in 2009. Only 15 races into the season, Montoya has already matched his season total for top-10 finishes (six) and top-15 finishes (nine) set in 2007.

In the Points: The sixth top-10 finish moved Montoya to 14th in the 2009 NSCS Championship driver point standings. The team is 422 points behind leader Tony Stewart and 43 points out of 12th, the cutoff for the Chase.

CHASSIS INFO

No. 1 GE Reveal® Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #822 Crew Chief Kevin "Bono" Manion has elected to bring Chassis number #822 to Infineon Raceway this weekend. This chassis has yet to be raced, but has been tested at Virginia International Raceway.

No. 42 Target Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #821. The Target team will bring Chassis #821 to Infineon Raceway this weekend. This chassis was last used at Watkins Glen last year when Montoya drove a fourth-place finish.

-credit: egr

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