Earnhardt Ganassi Racing / Phoenix Qualifying Results

MINNEAPOLIS - March 4, 2012
Qualifying Results
P1      Mark Martin, No . 55 Toyota – 26.313 seconds
P5       Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Target Chevrolet – 26.559 seconds
P21     Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet – 26.913 seconds
 
  • Montoya’s fifth-place qualifying run today marks his best start at Phoenix International Raceway.
  • Montoya’s previous best start was seventh back in spring 2010
  • Tomorrow’s race is only the second time NASCAR has run a race on the newly configured racetrack.
  • McMurray is looking to better his third-place finish from the fall 2008 race
  • Montoya is looking to better his fifth-place finish from the spring 2010 race
 
Quote from Juan Pablo Montoya
“The track was a handful today but I’m really happy with where we qualified. To get a top-five start and know I left a little out on the racetrack makes me feel pretty good about racing here tomorrow. It just goes to show how hard these guys worked over the winter. It’s going to be a fun race tomorrow.”
 
Quote from Jamie McMurray-
“We just didn’t seem to have any grip in the car. We made some slight adjustments to the car from practice yesterday. Our Bass Pro Shops crew will work hard to get us up front tomorrow. I still feel like we have a really good car for the race tomorrow.”
 
The Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway is tomorrow. The race will air on FOX and radio stations affiliated with MRN at 2:30 pm ET.
 
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