McMurray - Ford interview 2009-04-28

This Week in Ford Racing Jamie McMurray, driver of the No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion, has had his share of bad breaks this season, including being caught up in the first multiple-car accident on lap seven this past Sunday at ...

This Week in Ford Racing

Jamie McMurray, driver of the No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion, has had his share of bad breaks this season, including being caught up in the first multiple-car accident on lap seven this past Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. McMurray is hoping for better luck this weekend when the series races at Richmond International Raceway.

FLAT TRACKS AND SHORT TRACKS HAVE BEEN A WEAKNESS FOR THE FORDS MUCH OF THIS SEASON. HAS THERE BEEN A RENEWED EFFORT AT THE SHOP TO FIND OUT WHY? "Yeah, we had a couple of cars that ran good at Richmond last year, and even though it's a shorter, flatter track, I think we're gonna be okay there. But as a group we definitely have not run as well at the shorter tracks as what we have at the mile-and-a- halfs."

EVERYONE SEEMS TO LIKE THAT TRACK, BUT WHAT'S THE HARDEST PART ABOUT RACING THERE? "The toughest part about Richmond is restarts. If you restart in the top five, it's not that big of a deal, but when you restart 10th or 12th and you have all the guys lined up on the inside, it typically creates a wreck and you can get caught up in someone else's mistake. And I say that because I've been wrecked at Richmond two or three times starting or running like 10th or 12th by somebody that was two or three laps down."

DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE DUE FOR SOME GOOD LUCK? "You definitely hope so, and it seems like we've had a lot of misfortune. We've had some parts failures and been wrecked a couple of times, so I hope so. I certainly am trying really hard to race smarter and race different guys differently, but when it goes your way, it goes your way and when it doesn't; there's just not a lot you can do about it."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray