Homestead: Jamie McMurray preview

Jamie McMurray scored one of his two Cup poles at Homestead/Miami Speedway -- the other coming at Pocono Raceway. McMurray will be making his 150th Nextel Cup start this weekend at HMS. In 149 starts, McMurray has scored 22 top-fives and 55...

Jamie McMurray scored one of his two Cup poles at Homestead/Miami Speedway -- the other coming at Pocono Raceway.

McMurray will be making his 150th Nextel Cup start this weekend at HMS. In 149 starts, McMurray has scored 22 top-fives and 55 top-10 finishes.

In four visits to the 1.5-mile speedway, McMurray has two top-10 finishes.

McMurray and the Crown Royal team will debut the 2007 paint scheme on their Ford Fusion this weekend.

Entering the final race of the season, McMurray is currently in the 24th position in the point standings, with three top fives and seven top-10 finishes in 2006.

McMurray on racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway: "I am definitely looking forward to this weekend's race in Miami, for a couple reasons actually. It's the last race of the season and we are running our new Crown Royal paint scheme this weekend. The folks at Crown Royal thought it would be pretty cool to highlight the new colors of 2007. I know they have put a lot of work into finding the right look for next year's car. This weekend's race should be really good for the Crown Royal team. After the test session we had at Miami a few weeks ago, I am pretty confident in our car for this weekend. And we are going to run the same front-end package that we ran so well with last week in Phoenix. So overall, it should be a good weekend for the No. 26 guys."

Crew Chief Wally Brown on racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway: "Bob (Osborne) and the guys did a great job at setting up the Miami car for this weekend's race. All that is left for me to do is put the final adjustments on it. Last weekend the guys worked really hard on the setup of the car, and it showed on the track. Before the wreck, we were a top-10 car, easy. It's a shame we were caught up in that. This weekend, the Crown Royal car should run pretty well. We are trying out the same package that we took to Phoenix last weekend, which should run well there."

-credit: roush racing

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray