Talladega: Juan Pablo Montoya preview

Making an Appearance: Montoya will be making an appearance at the TUMS display on Saturday, April 24 in the Fan Zone at Talladega Superspeedway. Montoya will sign autographs for fans following his qualifying run on Saturday afternoon. Fans are...

Making an Appearance: Montoya will be making an appearance at the TUMS display on Saturday, April 24 in the Fan Zone at Talladega Superspeedway. Montoya will sign autographs for fans following his qualifying run on Saturday afternoon. Fans are encouraged to stop by prior to the event to receive a ticket for the signing. Tickets are limited.

Talladega History: Montoya will take the green flag for his seventh 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. Montoya is the reigning pole-sitter for this event and averages a 15th-place start and an 18th-place finish in six previous starts. The 2008 spring event marked his best finish at the Superspeedway, where he started 26th and raced his way to the second-position.

Defending Pole-sitter: Montoya drove the No. 42 TUMS Chevrolet to the pole position in the 2009 spring event at Talladega Superspeedway posting a speed of 188.171 mph at a time of 50.89 seconds. He will look to defend his pole position this Saturday when qualifying gets under way at 10:35 a.m. (CST).

Last Weekend: Juan Pablo Montoya and Team Target had a top-10 finish within their grasp and with 17 laps remaining that strong run came to an end. Montoya took a hard hit to the wall after going through the grass when trying to avoid the on-track incident in front of him. The Target Chevrolet was towed back to the garage and the team was credited with a 34th-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway.

CHASSIS INFO

No. 42 TUMS Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #902. Crew Chief Brian Pattie and team will bring Chassis #902 to Talladega Superspeedway. This is the same chassis the No. 42 used at Daytona International Speedway during the season-opening Daytona 500 where Montoya qualified eighth and finished 10th.

-source: egr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya