Las Vegas: Jamie McMurray preview

FAST FACTS * In four career Cup starts at the 1.5-mile speedway, Jamie McMurray has one top-five finish. This finish came in March 2004, where McMurray started fourth and finished in the same position. * McMurray has completed all but nine...

FAST FACTS

* In four career Cup starts at the 1.5-mile speedway, Jamie McMurray has one top-five finish. This finish came in March 2004, where McMurray started fourth and finished in the same position.

* McMurray has completed all but nine laps (1062/1071) at LVMS, a 99.2% laps completed record.

* McMurray has a career starting position average of 14.2 and an average finishing position of 18.5 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

* The No. 26 Crown Royal team will unload a brand new Ford Fusion for this weekend's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400.

McMurray on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

"It's always a good time when you go to Vegas, and not just for the race, it's a great city. I've always had a good time when we go out there. I know for me it's going to be nice to get back into the swing of things after having last weekend off. During our testing session out there a few weeks ago, we didn't hit on anything that we really liked, so Larry (Carter) took the notes back to the shop and built a brand new chassis with a new body design and a new suspension package. I'm looking forward to getting out there and seeing what we have under us. I have no doubt that we will have a fast Ford Fusion, as this is one of the tracks that Roush Fenway Racing has excelled at in the past. Hopefully we can finish the race this weekend and post a strong finish, which would help us out a lot in the points."

Crew Chief Larry Carter on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

"Well, I didn't feel like we had the best test session here a month ago, so we went back to the drawing board. We took everything that we learned at the test and compared notes with the other teams -- the end result is a brand new chassis for this weekend's race. We are sitting behind the eight ball a little bit right now and need a strong finish in Vegas. Overall, I'm expecting we made the right changes and are bringing a great car to the track."

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray
Teams Roush Fenway Racing