Loudon II: Jamie McMurray preview

CONCORD, N.C. (September 12, 2007) - Sometimes trends are unexplainable, while others are very scientific. For Roush Fenway Racing driver Jamie McMurray, the trend he has currently at New Hampshire is one that can't be explained. Since 2003, ...

CONCORD, N.C. (September 12, 2007) - Sometimes trends are unexplainable, while others are very scientific. For Roush Fenway Racing driver Jamie McMurray, the trend he has currently at New Hampshire is one that can't be explained. Since 2003, McMurray's first full season in NASCAR's elite series, each visit to New Hampshire International Speedway between the summer and fall race has yielded a better finish for McMurray. On the average, McMurray picks up 13.2 finishing positions between the two races which fall two months apart from each other.

While New Hampshire International Speedway has not been the best track for McMurray over the years, the 31-year old driver does boast an average finish of 14.0 in the fall races, which gives the No. 26 Crown Royal team a lot to look forward to this weekend.

"You never want to jinx yourself heading into a race, so I don't know if you can rely on statistics alone," said McMurray. "I do know that we have a strong Ford Fusion heading into this weekend's race. We have done a lot of testing with the COT at various places over the summer and I really feel like we are close. There is still a lot of work to be done back at the shop, but I do feel like we are heading in the right direction."

McMurray's best run at the "Magic Mile" came in Sept. 2004, where McMurray finished fifth.

"I've had some good runs at New Hampshire in the past; a few top 10's. It seems like if you can stay out of trouble, you typically place well. This weekend, I hope we can avoid the wrecks, which have been a problem the last few weeks, and post a good finish in our No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion."

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray
Teams Roush Fenway Racing