Along with Michigan came another good run by Juan Pablo Montoya. The No. 42 car finished sixth in what is usually his worst track since joining NASCAR.
Going into Sonoma only 43 points outside the chase, Montoya has a great chance to get into that elite group of drivers.
With this powerful Childress powered Chevy, together with his road course racing ability, this is a no-brainer pick. Montoya should win this race hands down.
Last year, a bone-headed move by an Aussie driver (wink wink) spun Juan and probably kept him from his second cup win.
The rest of the Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing team is not doing well. Today they finished in the back thirty, multiple laps down.
Martin Truex Jr. will go into Sonoma 300 points from the chase, 22nd in the standings, without much hope for improvement.
The Bass Pro team is just not doing well.
In my humble opinion, all this talk about , "do I stay or do I go" has derailed his team. I don't care what anyone says. This has hurt that team.
Why is Montoya doing so well with the same equipment and less experience? I think the answer is the No. 42 team has set a goal, and the driver isn't looking to go anywhere.
I feel bad for Truex Jr. He put himself in that situation and his crew is caught in the middle. Too bad this could of been a good team.
Go if you must or stay if you want, just get errrr done.
At least all these rumors had no influence on the attitude of the No. 42 team. They keep running up front week in and week out.
I'll give you a little prediction for 2009: No. 42 wins at Sonoma and Indy. Maybe!
LAST MINUTE UPDATE:
"A source with knowledge of the situation is reporting to FanZone Sports that Martin Truex Jr. is expecting to finalize his contract by the end of this week and make an announcement of his move to Michael Waltrip Racing before the New Hampshire event on June 28."
Good luck to Mr.Truex Jr. I wish you many wins in that No. 55 Toyota.
I think that No. 1 car would look great in pink or with a Spots Illustrated logo, with the driver's picture right on that hood.
Chip Ganassi is a very smart man. He will put the Danica deal together so he can eventually seat her beautiful and talented body in a cup car.
If it was up to me I would put her in the NO. 8 car, just to bug the Junior nation.