Loudon II: Jamie McMurray preview

FAST FACTS: * In nine starts at New Hampshire International Speedway, Jamie McMurray has one top five and three top-10 finishes. * Summer to Fall Improvement -- Each season McMurray has improved his position in the fall race over the summer ...

FAST FACTS:

* In nine starts at New Hampshire International Speedway, Jamie McMurray has one top five and three top-10 finishes.

* Summer to Fall Improvement -- Each season McMurray has improved his position in the fall race over the summer race. McMurray averages a summer finish of 27.2 and a fall average finish of 14.0.

* In McMurray's first race at the "Magic Mile," he led 13 laps before a crash took him out of the race.

* This weekend, McMurray will pilot his No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion.

McMurray on racing at New Hampshire International Speedway:
"Last weekend I went into Richmond not knowing how the COT would react at the speedway. Since the first race at Richmond, we have done a lot of testing with the COT and feel like we have really improved on it. Last weekend in Richmond was testament to that. We worked hard throughout the race and our car got stronger and stronger. It's a shame we were taken out twice during the race, as I really felt like we had a great car. This weekend in Loudon I'm hoping for the same results, just without the wrecks.

"I don't think we have a full handle on the COT and how to adjust on it and make it faster, but I feel we are moving in the right direction. Each race our COT cars for all of Roush Fenway seem to become stronger. This weekend in Loudon we are looking for the same results. If we can just avoid the wrecks and not be taken out of the race early; I really do feel like we will have another strong finish in our No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion at Loudon."

Crew Chief Larry Carter on racing at New Hampshire International Speedway:
"Over the last few months our engineering department has put a lot of time and effort into testing the new COT. We've been to a lot of tracks and tested a lot of different setups in the new car. Last weekend at Richmond, I felt like we had a pretty strong car and I know Jamie was pleased with it. We worked out a few kinks early in the race and we're pleased with it after that. This weekend in Loudon, we are expecting the same type of run. If we can just keep our No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion out of the wrecks, I think we will have a pretty good weekend in Loudon."

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray