Montoya will start third in Atlanta

With 248 points after three races contested, the Colombian is in box 26 and has only managed to finish within the top 10 in one of them. In the Atlanta oval Montoya is expected to regain the level that took him to challenge the Chase last season and then took center stage in the competition. Montoya will start third.

The oval will host the fourth race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup is located in Atlanta. 1.54 miles with an inclination of 24 degrees in the corners and 5 on the straights. With an average of 13.8 in the change of leadership in the last 10 competitions conducted in Atlanta and is one of the tracks unless interrupted by accidents.

In the last 10 competitions in Atlanta, six were won long within the top 5, three of them from the pole.

The starting position further back than the winner was in position 18 º and in 2005 the pilot got Ron Hornaday. The favorite for the win on Sunday is Kyle Busch, who has managed four wins in the oval.

Montoya has been six times in Atlanta in 2009 got longer inside the top 5 but finished 27, the same year achieved its best record in the Oval finished third after starting 22 and their worst was in 2008 where he started in position 24 and completed 40 to 23 laps following an accident.

Practices begin this Friday, March 5 from 2:30 pm, the classification will be from 6:10 pm the same Friday, while the tests back on track on Saturday March 6 from 11 am. The race is on Sunday March 7th from 1pm.

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