MINNEAPOLIS - October 12, 2013
Results (starting pos.) from Charlotte Motor Speedway
1. (23) Brad Keselowski, No. 2 Ford
12. (18) Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS
19. (25) Jamie McMurray, No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet SS
37. (21) Kyle Larson, No. 51 Target Chevrolet SS
NASCAR returned to their hometown track for 334-laps of racing action under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). Team Target positioned themselves in the eighth starting position and ran within the top-10 for the majority of the evening. A long green flag run set the team back a bit and they would eventually cross the finish line in the 12th position.
Team Target lined-up within the top-10 for the 11th time this season as Montoya qualified the No. 42 Chevy SS in the eighth position. When the green flag waved, Montoya settled in for 334-laps of racing. The crew adjusted the car multiple times throughout the night to keep up with the changing handling and track conditions due to temperature changes. The No. 42 Target Chevy SS never fell out of the top-15 throughout the evening and endured long green flag runs to finish in the 12th position.
"The Target Chevy was good tonight,” Montoya remarked. “We got a little loose on the long green flag runs so that hurt us towards the end but we stayed within the top-10 all night. The guys made great changes to keep up with the changing track conditions. I’m happy with the results but it would have been nice if there were a few more cautions. We were capable of a top-10 finish tonight.”
· The race at CMS experienced four caution flags for 20 laps and 24 lead changes among 11 different drivers
· Montoya moved up one spot to 21st in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings
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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 16 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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