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.â†µ
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.
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.â†µ
You can catch the race on FOX, Sunday at noon from Daytona International Speedway.â†µ
For more Daytona 500 coverage, be sure to head over to the NASCAR hub page at SB Nation.com.â†µ