Pocono II: Earnhardt Ganassi Racing preview

Tricky Triangle History: McMurray will be making his 16th start at Pocono Raceway when the team returns to the triangle-shaped speedway in the mountains of Pennsylvania for the second time this season. His best start came in his last fulltime...

Tricky Triangle History: McMurray will be making his 16th start at Pocono Raceway when the team returns to the triangle-shaped speedway in the mountains of Pennsylvania for the second time this season. His best start came in his last fulltime NSCS season with Ganassi when he won the pole in 2005. McMurray's best finish of ninth came during his first race at the speedway in 2004. He also matched that finish at this same event in 2008.

Get Your Autograph: Attention Race Fans! Jamie McMurray, 2010 Daytona 500 Champion, Brickyard 400 Winner, and driver of the No.1 AXE Twist Chevrolet, will make an appearance at his Merchandise Trailer to sign autographs for 150 fans on Sunday, Aug 1. He will sign from 9:20-9:50am ET or until 150 fans have moved through the line.

In the Points: After winning the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Jamie McMurray and the No.1 Team advanced two positions to 16th, just 151 points out 12th- the cutoff to the Chase.

Juan Pablo Montoya and No. 42 Target Team

Pocono History: This weekend Montoya will be making his eighth start at Pocono Raceway and hopes to better his 2009 August finish at the 2.5-mile track with a win. His best start came just this season at the first visit to the Tricky Triangle when Montoya qualified seventh. His best finish came last year in the August race where he finished second. After not having a top-10 at the track before last season Montoya now has three consecutive top-10 finishes after an eighth-place finish in June.

CHASSIS INFO

No. 1 Axe Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #1004. Chassis #1004 will be making its third start of the season at Pocono. Jamie McMurray drove the chassis just six weeks prior at Michigan finishing 24th. This chassis was also used at Texas Motor Speedway where McMurray started 15th and finished 30th after being caught in a nine-car on-track incident.

No. 42 Target Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #910. The Target team will bring Chassis #910 to Pocono Raceway this weekend. Montoya last drove this chassis at the first Pocono event where he qualified seventh and finished eighth. Earlier in the season the chassis was used at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway where Montoya finished in the 37th-position after being involved in an altercation while running in the top-10.

-source: ecr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing