Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cup Pole Report: Montoya on Target for AMP Energy 500 Pole

JPMPoleAMPEnergy500 Juan Pablo Montoya, the driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, claimed the pole for Sunday's AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway with a lap of 51.863 (184.640 mph.) in the all-Chevy front row.  Clint Bowyer was only 0.040 of a second behind Montoya in the No. 33 BB&T for Richard Childress Racing during Saturday's qualifying session. Six out of the top 10 on the grid are Chevrolets. Could this mean a good weekend for Chevrolet once again at Talladega after Kevin Harvick won the race in the spring? 

A few new paint schemes will grace the track for the Halloween weekend. The one to be watching for in my eyes is Jamie McMurray's, who will being driving the Bass Pro Shops Dale Earnhardt Sr. Tribute car, which was announced back in May during the weekend of the inaugural NASCAR Hall of Fame class. Other ones to watch out for are Michael Waltrip back in the No. 55 in the Aaron’s 55th Anniversary Toyota and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in "The Legend of Hallowdega" Amp Energy Juice / National Guard Chevrolet. All of the schemes are definitely eye-catching!

For all the racing action, I would set your television on ESPN for 1 p.m. EST race! Happy Halloween to all of the race fans!

Starting lineup:

  1. Juan Montoya
  2. Clint Bowyer
  3. Kurt Busch
  4. Joe Nemechek
  5. Jeff Burton
  6. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  7. Dave Blaney
  8. Ryan Newman
  9. Casey Mears
  10. Sam Hornish Jr.
  11. Brad Keselowski
  12. Jamie McMurray
  13. Jeff Fuller
  14. Kevin Harvick
  15. Michael McDowell
  16. Kasey Kahne
  17. Denny Hamlin
  18. Martin Truex Jr.
  19. Jimmie Johnson
  20. Michael Waltrip
  21. David Reutimann
  22. Chad McCumbee
  23. Carl Edwards
  24. Bobby Labonte
  25. Joey Logano
  26. Tony Stewart
  27. Matt Kenseth
  28. David Ragan
  29. Scott Speed
  30. Mark Martin
  31. Jeff Gordon
  32. Kyle Busch
  33. Elliott Sadler
  34. Greg Biffle
  35. Marcos Ambrose
  36. A.J. Allmendinger
  37. Aric Almirola
  38. Paul Menard
  39. Regan Smith
  40. David Gilliland
  41. Robert Richardson Jr.
  42. Robby Gordon
  43. Bill Elliott

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