Martinsville II: Jamie McMurray preview

FAST FACTS: * In 11 career Sprint Cup starts at Martinsville Speedway, Jamie McMurray has one top-five finish and seven top-10 finishes. * Martinsville Speedway ranks as McMurray's second best qualifying track with an average starting ...

FAST FACTS:

* In 11 career Sprint Cup starts at Martinsville Speedway, Jamie McMurray has one top-five finish and seven top-10 finishes.

* Martinsville Speedway ranks as McMurray's second best qualifying track with an average starting position of 12.6. Sonoma ranks as the best qualifying track for McMurray.

* McMurray averages a 15.0 finishing position at Martinsville Speedway, his third best track on the circuit.

* On Monday, the Jamie McMurray Foundation raised over $100,000 for autism awareness in the Third Annual Jamie McMurray Foundation golf tournament.

Jamie McMurray
Team: No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Larry Carter
Chassis: RK-567 Last outing: Richmond International Raceway, Sept. 2008, Finished 26th
     RK-507 Last outing: Phoenix International Raceway, Nov. 2007, Finished 23rd

McMurray on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

"I'm really looking forward to racing at Martinsville next weekend. It's one of my favorite places that we visit and after our run in the spring, I'm really excited. This weekend, I get to run the truck race as well on Saturday. I've been asking Jack (Roush) for the last couple of years to run this race, and this weekend, we were able to work it out. It should be a great weekend in Martinsville.

"Martinsville is a track where track position is so important. If you look at the races in the past, the guys that start up front, typically run up front all day. We've had a lot of success at qualifying at Martinsville, coming close to getting the pole the last few times we've been there.

"Our cars have been really strong the last three months, which makes going to Martinsville this weekend even more exciting. It should be a great weekend for the entire Crown Royal team."

Crew chief Larry Carter on racing at Martinsville Speedway:

"This weekend we race at one of Jamie's favorite tracks and one that he has been very successful at over his career. At Martinsville, it's very important to take care of your car and your brakes and you have to have solid pit stops. If you can have a good day on pit road, you can keep your driver out front. The Crown Royal pit crew did a great job last week at Lowe's, and I think we are coming together really well."

-credit: rfr

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray