TARGET TEAM FINISHES 28TH AT HOMESTEAD FINALE
Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Media Contacts
No. 42 Target Chevrolet
(starting pos.) from the FordEcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Jeff Gordon, No. 24 Chevrolet
(14) Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/ Tracker Boats Chevrolet
(21) Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Target Chevrolet
Target Finish 28th at the Season Finale Race in 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.
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.
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
- 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.
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
Speedweeks will kick-off the 2013 race season on February 16 with the Bud