Las Vegas: Jamie McMurray preview

Jamie McMurray and No. 1 Team Las Vegas Stats: McMurray will be making his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. He has a best start and finish of fourth from the 2004 season with...

Jamie McMurray and No. 1 Team

Las Vegas Stats: McMurray will be making his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. He has a best start and finish of fourth from the 2004 season with Ganassi. McMurray has completed all but one lap in the last six visits to LVMS.

Last week: McMurray and the No. 1 team started the weekend off strong by winning the pole, becoming the first driver in NASCAR history to win the Daytona 500 and pole the following weekend. The rest of the race at Auto Club Speedway saw an ill-handling race car but managed to salvage a top-20 finish by coming home in 17th-place. McMurray is currently 4th in the 2010 NSCS standings, 29 point behind leader Kevin Harvick.

Passing Action: According to NASCAR's Loop Statistics, McMurray currently holds the second-place spot for Most Green Lap Passes at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He has 331 passes, just 27 passes behind the leader, Carl Edwards, over the last four years at the 1.5-mile track.

Bass Pro Shopping: Outdoor enthusiasts in the Las Vegas area can get all their hunting, fishing and tailgating supplies at the Bass Pro Shops at 8200 Dean Martin Dr. The store can be reached at 702-730-5200.

Lure of Vegas: It would take 21,120 of the four and a half inch Bass Pro Shops® Cut Tail Worm lures placed end-to-end to go the 1.5-mile distance of LVMS.

Home Sweet Home: Earnhardt Ganassi Racing's Jamie McMurray will return to his home state of Missouri on Thursday February 25th to accept recognition from state legislators, in the capitol Jefferson City, for his Daytona 500 victory. McMurray will be recognized by both the Senate and the House of Representatives for his achievement on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway two weeks ago. McMurray was born and raised in nearby Joplin, Mo.

CHASSIS INFO

No. 1 Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #070. Kevin "Bono" Manion will bring chassis #070. This chassis ran in the 2009 season spring event at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway and in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway where it finished10th, 25th and ninth respectively.

-source: cgr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Jamie McMurray , Carl Edwards , Dean Martin
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing