Earnhardt Ganassi Racing - Practice Results - Day end report

MINNEAPOLIS - February 27, 2012
Final Daytona 500 Practice Session Results
P1      David Gilliland, No. 38 Ford – 44.969 sec
P15     Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet – 45.591 sec
P26     Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Target Chevrolet – 45.941 sec
 
  • An extended practice session was held today. This marked the final practice session before Sunday’s Daytona 500.
  • Both teams ran laps in order to check on the handling of the car before tomorrow’s race.
  • McMurray will line-up 19th and Montoya 39th (due to going to a back-up car) for the Daytona 500.
  • McMurray is looking to repeat his 2010 Daytona 500 win
  • Montoya is looking to better his sixth-place finish from last year’s race
Quote from Juan Pablo Montoya-
“We had a few adjustments to make today so we went out and ran a few laps. Tomorrow’s race is going to be exciting. After watching that truck race last night, it’ll be interesting to see what sort of strategy everyone has going into the race. I think it’ll come down to the final laps.”
 
Quote from Jamie McMurray-
“We used our final practice today just to go over some of the fine tuning items on our car.  I think we have a really good Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet for the race if we can just keep the engine cool and put ourselves in position to hopefully be around at the end of the day tomorrow.”
 
The 54th annual Daytona 500, the season-starting Super Bowl of auto racing is tomorrow, Feb. 26, at 12:00pm ET. Live coverage will be on FOX and radio stations affiliated with MRN radio.
 
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