Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 9/13/14

KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 04: Jamie McMurray, driver of the #26 Crown Royal Ford stands by his car during the national anthem prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Price Chopper 400 presented by Kraft Foods at the Kansas Speedway on October 4, 2009 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Race with Insulin: The No.1 team will sport a different paint scheme this weekend with a predominately orange Chevrolet SS with touches of blue in support of “Race with Insulin”. In addition to this special paint scheme on McMurray`s car, teammate Juan Pablo Montoya and his No.42 Target Chevrolet SS will sport blue rims to help with the launch of the Race with Insulin™ Unites campaign. The blue rims are representation of the blue circle, which is the International Diabetes Federation’s (IDF) global symbol for diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 26 million people are currently living with diabetes in the United States. The Numbers at Martinsville Speedway: From 2008-2012, a typical Martinsville Speedway race had 21.1 lead changes, 13.2 cautions for 77.7 laps, and an average green-flag run of 29.9 laps. Jamie McMurray and No. 1 Race With Insulin Team Auto Club Recap: From the drop of the green flag he No. 1 team quickly moved up into the top-10 from the 17th starting spot. As the track temperature continued to rise, the car experienced a loose-handling condition for much of the second half of the race. Following a caution with just 14 laps remaining, the team chose not to pit for new tires and looked to gain track-position to make a final run to the finish. The No. 1 would cross the finish line in the 19th-position. McMurray at Martinsville Speedway: McMurray will make his 21st start this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. McMurray has accumulated one pole, 10-top-10 finishes and one top-five. He has an average starting position of 15.3 and an average finishing position of 17. McMurray’s best finish at the track came in the fall race of 2004, when he came to the checkered in second. Short Track Stats: McMurray has 61 career NSCS starts on short tracks. He has accumulated one pole, four top-five and 22 top-10 finishes leading 157 laps. He has an average starting position of 18.6 and average finish of 18.9 Diabetes care: Novo Nordisk, who is one of the world’s leading companies in diabetes care, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products and services, will be the primary sponsor this week for the No.1 team. Novo Nordisk made Fortune magazines “top 100 best companies to work for” in 2013. Juan Pablo Montoya and No. 42 Target Team Auto Club Rewind: The fifth race of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season took place at Auto Club Speedway in California over the weekend. Team Target started the 200-lap race from the 12th position and was working on getting the handling under control when the crew received news that there was a transmission issue. Juan Pablo Montoya was eventually forced to take the Target Chevy SS back to the garage for repairs and finish out the day in the 38th position. Montoya at Martinsville: Montoya will make his 12th at Martinsville Speedway this weekend. In his NSCS career Montoya has earned two top-five finishes, three top-10 finishes and has led 46 laps at the track. Montoya has zero DNF’s (did not finish) and has completed 5,918 of 6,034 laps (98.1%). Montoya’s highest starting position is fifth in the 2010 fall race and his highest finish is third in the 2009 fall race. Pass With Flying Colors: Over the course of the last 11 races at Martinsville, Montoya has made 873 green-flag passes. This ranks him second only to Dale Earnhardt Jr. out of all active drivers. Short Track Stats: In his NSCS career, Montoya has competed in 37 short-track races. In those events, he has accumulated one pole, two top-five finishes, nine top-10 finishes and has led 103 laps. Montoya has completed 98% of all laps run on short-tracks. He has an average starting position of 19.2 and an average finishing position of 18.4. Hit the Bullseye: On the way to Martinsville this weekend, stop by Target for all of your race-day essentials. Target is located at 155 Holt Garrison Parkway, Danville, Va. 24540. Call ahead and make sure they have what you need at 434-799-9950.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Tigers GM: Detroit not in 'active pursuit' of Max Scherzer

Rondo channels Brady, accepts blame for Celtics’ struggles

Report: FSU QB Jameis Winston won’t attend Heisman ceremony

Warriors GM: We have reached out to Ray Allen

Kobe calls Lakers 'soft like Charmin'

Twins add Ervin Santana to a veteran-heavy rotation

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jeff Fisher wants Sam Bradford back with Rams in 2015

Nick Young on Magic's tank talk: Chill before I knock you out

Vernon Davis tired of being invisible in 49ers offense

Marcus Mariota is headed for the history books

Reports: Red Sox agree to terms with Justin Masterson

Barry Alvarez to coach Wisconsin in Outback Bowl

DeSean Jackson plans to wear custom ‘I Can’t Breathe’ cleats

The 10 most expensive bowl games of 2014-2015

Women’s Tennis Association signs a new $525M TV contract

The Pistons are really bad and there’s no end in sight

Jon Gruden on Jay Gruden ‘mess’ in DC: ‘I wish him luck’

Bill Belichick trolls Rob Gronkowski over kitten photos

Los Angeles Dodgers rework the script and reload the clip

Astros book Taylor Swift concert at stadium during playoffs

WATCH: Olbermann calls out Doug Gottlieb for Kobe tweet

JR Smith follows model's Instagram during game

Ohio St. unveils College Football Playoff uniform changes

10 NCAA teams that already made statements

NASCAR News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Tigers GM: Team not pursuing Scherzer

Dodgers rework the script, reload the clip

Astros book Swift show during playoffs

10 amazing Heisman Trophy statistics

Dodgers trade Matt Kemp to Padres

10 injuries that changed NFL season

Twice-traded pitcher sends great tweet

Pettine 'excited' to see Manziel

5 NFL players who could be traded in offseason

Marshawn explains 'Beast Mode' name

Jay Gruden takes another shot at RG3

Browns ticket prices up due to Manziel

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.