WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER NOTES FOR THE HELUVA GOOD! SOUR CREAM DIPS AT THE GLEN NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE AT WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL

Juan Pablo Montoya was the WIX Filters Lap Leader of the Race in the August 8 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, leading four times for 74 laps.  Montoya how now led six times in eight races for a total of 83 laps.  In 2010, Montoya has led at least one lap in 13 of 22 races.  He has now led 34 times in 131 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races for a total of 813 laps. 

 

·         Montoya won today’s race, beating Kurt Busch to the checkered flag by 4.735 seconds.  The victory was his second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and both wins have been on road courses (he captured the 2007 Toyota Save Mart 350 at Infineon (Sonoma, Calif.) Raceway.< SPAN style=”mso-spacerun: yes”>  His victory today at Watkins Glen breaks a 113-race winless streak.

 

·         UNOFFICIALLY Denny Hamlin leads Kyle Busch by one race (5-4) in the overall WIX Filters Lap Leader standings.

·         DID YOU KNOW?  The driver leading the most laps has now won 20 of 28 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Watkins Glen International and finished in the top-five 23 times. 

 

·         Only Tony Stewart (83 laps in 2005) and Mark Martin (75 laps in 1994) have led more laps in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen than Montoya this afternoon. 

 

·         DID YOU KNOW?  A different driver has led the most laps in each of the past five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Watkins Glen.

 

Drivers that have led the most laps at Watkins Glen International (28 races):

1957:   Buck Baker, 44 laps, FIRST

1964:   Billy Wade, 41 laps, FIRST

1965:   Marvin Panch, 53 laps, FIRST

1986:   Geoffrey Bodine, 32 laps, 19th

1987:   Rusty Wallace, 63 laps, FIRST

1988:   Bill Elliott, 19 laps, third

1989:   Morgan Shepherd, 22 laps, sixth

1990:   Rusty Wallace, 28 laps, 34th

1991:   Ernie Irvan, 39 laps, FIRST

1992:   Kyle Petty, 19 laps, FIRST

1993:   Mark Martin, 47 laps, FIRST

1994:   Mark Martin, 75 laps, FIRST

1995:   Mark Martin, 61 laps, FIRST

1996:   Dale Earnhardt, 54 laps, sixth

1997:   Jeff Gordon, 32 laps, FIRST

1998:   Jeff Gordon, 55 laps, FIRST

1999:   Jeff Gordon, 55 laps, FIRST  

2000:   Steve Park, 53 laps, FIRST      

2001:   Jeff Burton, 30 laps, second       

2002:   Tony Stewart, 34 laps, FIRST   

2003:   Robby Gordon, 30 laps, FIRST      

2004:   Tony Stewart, 46 laps, FIRST       

2005:   Tony Stewart, 83 laps, FIRST   

2006:   Kurt Busch, 38 laps, 19th

2007:   Jeff Gordon, 51 laps, ninth    

2008:   Kyle Busch, 52 laps, FIRST

2009:   Tony Stewart, 34 laps, FIRST

2010:   Juan Pablo Montoya, 74 laps, FIRST

 

·         MONTOYA QUOTES:  “I think it’s nice.  We executed right and I think we did what we had to all day and we run really smart.  Yesterday we had a good talk with Chip [Gan assi, car owner].  The last few weeks have been really frustrating for the whole team because we’ve been so close to victory and it seemed to keep slipping away.  And to come out here today and get the job done the way we did today, it was big.  To tell you the truth I feel more relieved than happy right now.  It’s been a really hard road.  It’s a been a lot of fun.  It’s been frustrating and everything but to finally get that first win for Brian [Pattie, crew chief] I think is good.  I think we can really focus on just getting the job done.” 

 

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD STANDINGS

 

Denny Hamlin             5

Kyle Busch                 4

Kevin Harvick             3

Juan Pablo Montoya   3

Jeff Burton                  2

Tony Stewart              2  

Kevin Harvick             1

Marcos Ambrose         1

Jamie McMurray         1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD WINNERS BY RACE

EVENT                                                          DRIVER

Daytona 500                                                   Kevin Harvick, 41 laps

Auto Club 500                                                            Jeff Burton, 46 laps

Shelby American                                             Tony Stewart, seven laps

Kobalt Tools 500                                            Kasey Kahne, 144 laps

Food City 500                                                 Juan Pablo Montoya, 29 laps

Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500                         Denny Hamlin, 172 laps

Subway Fresh Fit 600                                     Kyle Busch, 113 laps

Samsung Mobile 500                                      Tony Stewart, 74 laps

Aaron’s 499                                                    Jeff Burton, 28 laps

Crown Royal 400                                            Kyle Busch, 226 laps

SHOWTIME Southern 500                            Denny Hamlin, 104 laps

Autism Speaks 400                                         Kyle Busch, 131 laps

Coca-Cola 600                                                Kyle Busch, 36 laps

Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500                          Denny Hamlin, 88 laps

Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400              Denny Hamlin, 123 laps

Toyota/Save Mart 350                                                Marcos Ambrose, 35 laps

LENOX Industrial Tools 301                         Kasey Kahne, 110 laps

Coke Zero 400                                                            Kevin Harvick, 28 laps

LifeLock.com 400                                          Jamie McMurray, 72 laps

Brickyard 400                                                 Juan Pablo Montoya, 86 laps

Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500             Denny Hamlin, 19 laps

Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen Juan Pablo Montoya, 74 laps

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