ENERGIZER BUNNY BRINGS THE TEAM HOME IN THE 12TH POSITION AT THE ALL-STAR RACE
Results (with starting pos.) Charlotte Motor Speedway
1. (4) Carl Edwards, No. 99 Ford
12. (8) Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Energizer Chevrolet
17. (9) Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet
Concord, NC (May 21, 2011) – Juan Pablo Montoya made his second career start in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Energizer Chevrolet started from the eighth position and after four segments, the No. 42 crossed the finish line in the 12th position.
Drivers came into the weekend each vying for the $1 million prize in a non-points race Saturday evening. This marked the second and final exhibition race of the 2011 season. With the Energizer bunny in tow, Montoya started on row four and maintained track position throughout the evening despite some concerns over handling. The crew brought the No. 42 Chevrolet down pit road whenever possible for fuel, tires and adjustments. On the final segment, the Energizer crew made some major adjustments and readied for the 10-lap shootout. Montoya restarted in the 17th position and was able to gain five spots before crossing the finish line in 12th.
“Tonight gave us a chance to see what we can do better for next weekend’s 600-mile race,” Montoya stated. “We’ve got a few things to work on but I think we’re heading in the right direction. Don’t get me wrong though, it would have been nice to take the Energizer Chevy to victory lane and put $1 million in my pocket.”
- The No. 42 Chevrolet displayed the Energizer paint scheme this weekend in celebration of the ‘Light up the Night’ program
- Energizer broke the Guinness Book of World Records Saturday night for the most lights illuminated in a sporting arena
- Look for the Energizer bunny to return on the No. 42 Chevrolet at Talladega later this season
- Montoya has two poles, two top-five and four top-10 finishes out of 11 races this season
- Montoya currently sits 15th in the point standings; 32 points out of 10th
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will race at Charlotte Motor Speedway again next weekend, this time in a point’s race. The Coca-Cola 600 will run on Sunday, May 29 at 6:00 pm ET and air on FOX and radio stations affiliated with PRN.