Charlotte II: Jamie McMurray preview

Jamie McMurray returns to the track where he scored his first Sprint Cup Series win in 2002. McMurray's win came in only his second start at the Sprint Cup level while filling in for the injured Sterling Marlin. Following the Lowe's race this...

Jamie McMurray returns to the track where he scored his first Sprint Cup Series win in 2002. McMurray's win came in only his second start at the Sprint Cup level while filling in for the injured Sterling Marlin.

Following the Lowe's race this weekend, Jamie McMurray will host the Third Annual Jamie McMurray Foundation Golf Tournament on Monday, Oct. 13th. McMurray will be joined by other NASCAR stars for an afternoon of golf, while raising funds for autism awareness.

In 12 Sprint Cup Series starts at Lowe's Motor Speedway, McMurray has one win, two top-five and five top-10 finishes

With 139 laps led under his belt, Lowe's ranks as the track with the most led for McMurray.

Lowe's Motor Speedway ranks as the eighth-best track for McMurray. Currently, McMurray averages a 19.6 starting position, and a 17.1 finishing position at the 1.5-mile speedway.

Jamie McMurray - NSCS ADVANCE
Team: No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Larry Carter
Chassis: RK-594 Last outing: Pocono, Aug. 2008; Finished 9th
     RK-463 Last outing: Martinsville, Oct. 2007; Finished 32nd

McMurray on racing at Lowe's Motor Speedway:

"Racing at Lowe's is always a good time, not only for me, but for all the crew guys. They are the ones who are on the road every weekend, so to be able to race in front of their friends and family is always fun. I'm looking forward to this weekend because I know how fast our cars have been the last couple months. Unless you are on our team or really follow our team, it's hard because if you just look at the results we haven't been that good, but I know and the team knows how fast our cars have really been. Last week in Talladega, what are you going to do, you are running top five and the guy next to you blows a tire. That's just been our luck lately.

"Hopefully we can have a good run at Lowe's, we had some problems in the Sprint All-Star race and in the Coke 600, but I think we've worked them out. We had a good test there a couple weeks ago, which is even better. We learned a few things that helped us at Kansas and should help us this weekend.

"After the race on Saturday night, we have a day to relax and then we are hosting the third annual Jamie McMurray Foundation golf tournament. We have a lot of drivers and a lot of sponsors that have given their time and money to this event, which I really think is going to be a great day on the golf course. We are on track to raise more than $100,000 which will go towards autism awareness and research. It's going to be a great weekend all around for myself and the Crown Royal team."

Crew chief Larry Carter on racing at Lowe's Motor Speedway:

"Our No. 26 Crown Royal team had a really good test at Lowe's a couple weeks ago, which always gives you a good feeling entering the race. We learned a couple of things that should help with this new car and getting the balance and handling better, which has been the challenge all season. We've had some pretty solid weekends going and hopefully this one won't be any different. Our cars have been fast, now we just need some good finishes to go along with them."

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
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