Results (starting pos.) from Dover International Speedway
1. (8) Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Chevrolet SS
11. (7) Jamie McMurray, No. 1 LiftMaster Chevrolet SS
23. (13) Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule is winding down as only eight races remained in the schedule as teams entered Dover International Speedway. Juan Pablo Montoya and Team Target started the 400-lap race in the 13th position and realized early on that the handling of the No. 42 Chevy SS was off. The team battled all day to get the balance of the car under control and crossed the finish line in the 23rd position.
Team Target was looking to capture the elusive win that got away from them the last time they visited the “Monster Mile”. Montoya lined-up from the 13th position and ran as high as second after a two-tire pit stop in the opening laps of the AAA 400. That momentum would quickly change as the No. 42 Target Chevy SS became a handful. The team would spend the majority of the race working on the car and trying to regain valuable track position. Long green flag runs would hamper the effort and Team Target would settle for a 23rd place finish.
"The balance was way off today on the Target Chevy,” Montoya remarked. “We were just too loose and the long green flag runs didn’t help us. We lost track position and weren’t able to get those positions back. It was a tough day for the team.”
· The race at Dover experienced only four caution flags for 21 laps and had 19 lead changes among eight drivers
· Montoya fell one position to 22nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings
ESPN television and MRN radio will have live coverage of the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. ET.
About Chip Ganassi Racing
Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 25 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world. Today his teams include three cars in the IZOD IndyCar Series, two cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and one Daytona Prototype in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. Overall his teams have 15 championships and over 150 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400 and five Rolex 24 At Daytonas. Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis and Brownsburg, Ind. and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh, Penn.
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