Team Target Finish 28th at the Season Finale Race in Homestead

MINNEAPOLIS - November 19, 2012

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Shayna Keller              No. 42 Target Chevrolet

 

Results (starting pos.) from the FordEcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

1.       (15)  Jeff Gordon, No. 24 Chevrolet

20.    (14) Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/ Tracker Boats Chevrolet

28.    (21) Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Target Chevrolet

 

Team Target Finish 28th at the Season Finale Race in Homestead

 

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Nov. 18, 2012) – The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series came to a close Sunday night under the lights at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The No. 42 Target team looked to close out the season strong but unfortunately fell short as they battled with handling and long green flag runs to finish out the season finale in 28th-place.

 

Juan Pablo Montoya returned to his “hometown” track of Homestead-Miami Speedway over the weekend. It also marked his sixth anniversary in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The Target Chevy started out the day in the 21st position and Montoya would battle with a finicky handling race car from the very start. The team made as many adjustments as possible but with limited cautions and long green flag runs, the No. 42 was never able to regain positions to get up front and contend for the win. Montoya maintained track position and finished out the 267-lap race in the 28th-position.  

 

“It wasn’t the weekend we had hoped for or the way we wanted to close out the 2012 season,” Montoya commented. “What a tough year for the Target team. We still have a lot of testing coming up and with the new car and new motors next year I’m looking forward to a fresh start. I’d like to thank Target and all the partners for their support this year and we’ll go chase that championship next year.”

 

Notes:

-       This marked the final race of the 2012 season. Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship by 39 points over Clint Bowyer. Jimmie Johnson finished third after a mechanical failure sent him to the garage with 39 laps to go.

-       Chevy will unveil the new SS model on November 29th out in Las Vegas. This will be the first time the 2013 race car will be displayed to the public.

-       Montoya finished out the 2012 season 22nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings. The Target team had two pole positions and two top-10 finishes.

 

Daytona Speedweeks will kick-off the 2013 race season on February 16 with the Bud Shootout. 

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