Loudon II: Jamie McMurray preview

FAST FACTS: In 11 starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Jamie McMurray has one top-five and three top-10 finishes. In McMurray's first race at the "Magic Mile," he led 13 laps before a crash took him out of the race. Summer to Fall ...

FAST FACTS:

In 11 starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Jamie McMurray has one top-five and three top-10 finishes.

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

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 29.5 and a fall average finish of 13.4.

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

McMurray on racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:
"I've always enjoyed racing at New Hampshire, and now with the Roush Fenway relationship, it certainly makes it a little better seeing all the Red Sox fans and being a part of 'Red Sox Nation.' I don't know if we'll make it to a game this weekend, but we'll certainly be watching to see how the guys finish up the regular season.

"We've always seemed to have fast cars in Loudon. We took the same car we are running this weekend to a test a couple weeks ago in Milwaukee. I think each of the Roush Fenway guys went up there at least once to try out different things. In the end we came out with a lot of things that helped us last weekend in Richmond and some things that should help us this weekend in New Hampshire.

We didn't have the best pit strategy last weekend in Richmond, but had a really fast Crown Royal Ford Fusion. Hopefully this weekend we can have another fast car and certainly a better finish."

Crew chief Larry Carter on racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:
"We spent a lot of time in Milwaukee a couple weeks ago working on our setups for Loudon, not just for the No. 26 team, but for all the Roush Fenway teams. It's always seemed that Jamie is really fast at Loudon, but since we switched over to this new car, it seems like some of that has fallen off. We had a solid top-10 car in the spring race, but when Jamie and Jr. got together coming off of turn four, our day was done. Hopefully this weekend will be a better weekend for the No. 26 Crown Royal team and for all the Roush Fenway cars."

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray