Las Vegas: Jamie McMurray preview

Jamie McMurray McMurray on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: "This weekend's race at Vegas will be the first time this season that we have IRWIN Industrial Tools on board and I'm really looking forward to a strong finish for them on Sunday.

Jamie McMurray

McMurray on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

"This weekend's race at Vegas will be the first time this season that we have IRWIN Industrial Tools on board and I'm really looking forward to a strong finish for them on Sunday. We've had such solid races so far this year with some really incredible race cars, so I know that we'll be able to qualify well again and finally be able to bring home a great finish at Vegas. With Matt's (Kenseth) wins the past two weekends, I really feel that Roush Fenway is showcasing the talent and power that our organization is capable of this season and I know that our No. 26 team is looking to start our season off with the strong finish we deserve."

Crew chief Donnie Wingo on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

"Last year we had a very hard tire when we raced at Vegas and that challenged teams to find grip throughout the race, so I believe we have a new tire for this weekend which should allow us to have a little better grip during the race. After they reconfigured the Vegas track a couple of years ago, it has really made the track a pretty technical track to get around. The car enters the corner at such a high speed due to the new banking the track has installed that we always need to focus on the car's handling entering and exiting the turns."

FAST FACTS:

- In six career Cup series starts at the 1.5-mile speedway, Jamie McMurray has one top-five and two top-10 finishesJ

- McMurray has completed all but ten laps (1,595 of 1,605) at LVMS, which gives him a 99.4% laps completed record

- McMurray has an average career starting position of 21.0 and an average finishing position of 18.2 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray