Talladega: Earnhardt Ganassi Racing preview

Martin Truex Jr. and No. 1 Bass Pro Shops®/Tracker Boats Team Sweet Home Alabama: Truex and team will return to Superspeedway racing this weekend at Talladega. After an impressive Speedweek's at Daytona, the team certainly looks to be a ...

Martin Truex Jr. and No. 1 Bass Pro Shops®/Tracker Boats Team

Sweet Home Alabama: Truex and team will return to Superspeedway racing this weekend at Talladega. After an impressive Speedweek's at Daytona, the team certainly looks to be a contender at Talladega. Truex's best finish at the track came during the spring 2007 race when he finished fifth. His best start came during the fall 2008 race when he qualified tenth.

Last Weekend: Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops team started 26th and finished seventh at Phoenix International Raceway, his second top-10 finish in his last three starts at the "The Jewel in the Desert." The finish moves Truex up three spots to 21st in the NSCS Championship point standings.

Home Sweet Home: Martin Truex Jr. will join Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kurt Busch as the featured celebrities on CMT Cribs when the latest episode airs this Saturday, April 25th. Packed with the latest in luxury living, top of the line toys and the wildest whips on the road, this season takes us to new levels of country living. Martin's segment will focus on his new garage. Be sure to tune into to CMT (Country Music Television) this Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 4:30pm ET/PT. The show will re-air at 7:30pm ET/PT on that same day.

Sprint All-Star Race: Voting has started for the 2009 edition of the Sprint All-Star Race at Lowe's Motor Speedway and Martin Truex Jr. wants your vote! By logging onto www.nascar.com/promos/allstar/?sc_cid=allstar6, you can vote for Martin Truex Jr. and the No.1 Bass Pro Shops team as many times as your heart desires!

Juan Pablo Montoya and No. 42 TUMS Dual Action Team

On the hood: TUMS Dual Action will be the primary sponsor on Montoya's No. 42 Chevrolet from Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates this weekend in Talladega. The No. 42 TUMS Dual Action Chevrolet will feature a white and blue fading paint scheme with energy bolts on both sides of the car. New longer-lasting TUMS Dual Action is available on store shelves this month including all Target locations. TUMS Dual Action goes to work in seconds and lasts for hours, all day or all night.

Meet Montoya: Montoya will be making an appearance at the TUMS display on Sunday in the Fan Zone at Talladega Superspeedway. Montoya will sign autographs for fans from 9:45 to 10:05 a.m. Fans are encouraged to stop by prior to the event to receive a ticket. Tickets are limited.

Talladega History: Montoya will take the green flag for his fifth 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. In four previous starts, Montoya averages a 21st-place start and an 18th-place finish. Last year's spring event marked his best finish at the Superspeedway, when he started 26th and raced his way up to second-place.

Last weekend: Juan Pablo Montoya and the Target team started 20th for the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday. Despite having a fast car, the Target team battled being a lap down due to a pit road penalty, resulting in a 24th-place finish.

In the Points: Montoya stands 15th in the NASCAR Driver Point Standings, 332 points behind leader Jeff Gordon and 36 points out of 12th, the cutoff for the Chase.

CHASSIS INFO

No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #074 Crew Chief Kevin "Bono" Manion has elected to bring Chassis number #074. This chassis was last used by Truex to win the Coors Light Pole Award and secure an 11th place finish for the Daytona 500.

No. 42 Target Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #902. This is the same car Montoya raced at Daytona International Speedway during the season-opening Daytona 500 (started 8th, finished 14th).

-credit: egr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing