Martinsville: Jamie McMurray preview

Jamie McMurray, No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge Texaco/Havoline Racing Fast Facts: * Chassis: Crew Chief Donnie Wingo and the Texaco/Havoline team are bringing chassis ...

Jamie McMurray, No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge

Texaco/Havoline Racing Fast Facts:

* Chassis: Crew Chief Donnie Wingo and the Texaco/Havoline team are bringing chassis #406 to compete in the Advance Auto Parts 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Chassis #406 is a brand new short track car that McMurray and the team tested with in Lakeland, Fla. and again last week at Martinsville.

* McMurray Notes: McMurray heads into Martinsville sitting 13th in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup points, only 16 points out of the NASCAR Top 10. McMurray battled to a 10th-place finish two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway. McMurray has posted two top-five and four top-10 finishes in the first seven races of 2004.

* McMurray has posted one top-10 finish in his two previous NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series starts at Martinsville Speedway. He finished eighth in the fall race last year at Martinsville.

* McMurray will appear as a guest presenter at the 2004 CMT FLAME WORTHY Video Music Awards April 21st at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tenn.

* The Joplin, Mo. native was named the 2003 NASCAR Raybestos Rookie of the Year and posted five top-five and 13 top-10 finishes, along with one Bud Pole Award during the 2003 season. He finished 13th in the final 2003 point standings.

Jamie McMurray Quotes:

Thoughts on Martinsville: "Everyone talks about Martinsville and brakes. It's definitely one of the most mechanically demanding tracks that we race at. We had two good runs there last year in the Texaco/Havoline Dodge and we're taking a brand new car there this time. We tested with it at Martinsville last week and had a very successful test. I'll think we'll be good on long runs."

"Martinsville is short-track racing at its best, and I expect good things out of our team this weekend. Hopefully we can find our way into Victory Lane."

-cgr-

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray