Daytona 500: Earnhardt Ganassi Cars To Start From Back Of Field

Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, co-owned by Fox Chapel native Chip Ganassi, will enter two cars in the Daytona 500, both starting from the back of the field.

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Jamie McMurray, driver of the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/McDonalds Chevrolet, will roll off 19th on the grid after a 10th place finish in the first Gatorade Duel qualifying race on Thursday. Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the No. 42 Target Chevy, meanwhile, will start 35th after a crash in that same Duel race resulted in a 23rd place finish.

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McMurray won the Great American Race two years ago, so it will be interesting to see if he can work his way through the pack and be a contender again. Montoya, racing in a backup car, will likely have to fight a little harder to get to the front.

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You can catch the race on FOX, Sunday at noon from Daytona International Speedway.

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For more Daytona 500 coverage, be sure to head over to the NASCAR hub page at SB Nation.com.

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