Darlington: Jamie McMurray

Jamie McMurray, No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge Texaco/Havoline Racing Fast Facts: Chassis: Crew Chief Donnie Wingo and the Texaco/Havoline team are bringing chassis ...

Jamie McMurray, No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge

Texaco/Havoline Racing Fast Facts:

Chassis: Crew Chief Donnie Wingo and the Texaco/Havoline team are bringing chassis #304 to compete in the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 at Darlington Raceway. McMurray has raced Chassis #304 in the last three races. McMurray finished third at Rockingham and fourth in Las Vegas with Chassis #304 and was running in the top five last weekend in Atlanta with chassis #304 before the engine let go. Chassis #304 was raced eight times during the 2003 season and scored two top-five and five top-10 finishes.

McMurray Notes: McMurray heads into Darlington looking to build on the team's early 2004 success. In the first four races, McMurray has posted two top-five finishes. McMurray currently sits 16th in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup points, only 32 points out of the NASCAR Top 10.

McMurray has posted one top-five finish in his two previous NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series starts at Darlington Raceway. He finished fourth last year in the Mountain Dew Southern 500.

2004 marks McMurray's sophomore season behind the wheel of the No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series. The Joplin, Mo. native was named the 2003 NASCAR Raybestos Rookie of the Year

McMurray competed in all 36 races in 2003, scoring five top-five and 13 top-10 finishes, along with one Bud Pole Award. He finished 13th in the final 2003 point standings.

Jamie McMurray Quotes:

Thoughts on Darlington: "Darlington is definitely one of those places that is hard to get a handle on. The groove is right around the top of the track, and with the new soft walls now in place at Darlington, it's going to be interesting to see how that affects the race conditions. There wasn't much room for error at Darlington anyway, and now I think it's going to be even more important to find the right groove."

"We've started the season off really strong with this Texaco/Havoline team. If you take away the blown engine last weekend in Atlanta, I feel like we've had a shot to win the last three races, and that gives this team a lot of momentum heading into this weekend. We finished fourth last year in the Southern 500 and had a shot to win that race. We're taking the same car we've run in the last three races, so I feel pretty good heading into Darlington."

-cgr-

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray , Chip Ganassi , Felix Sabates
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing