Michigan II: Jamie McMurray preview

* Jamie McMurray moved up two spots to 17th in the Nextel Cup standings with his third-place run at Watkins Glen International last weekend. * In seven starts at Michigan International Speedway, McMurray averages a 29.0 start and a 21.0 ...

* Jamie McMurray moved up two spots to 17th in the Nextel Cup standings with his third-place run at Watkins Glen International last weekend.

* In seven starts at Michigan International Speedway, McMurray averages a 29.0 start and a 21.0 finish.

* McMurray's best finish at the two-mile speedway came in August of 2004, where he led four laps and finished fourth.

* Thus far in the 2006 season, McMurray has scored three top-five finishes and seven top-10 finishes.

* McMurray will be running the Crown Royal paint scheme for this weekend's GFS Marketplace 400.

McMurray on racing at Michigan International Speedway:

"After last weekend's run at The Glen, I am really excited to get back in the car. Michigan is a speedway that traditionally Roush performs extremely well at and a track that I have a lot of fun racing. It's really fast and wide, which allows for passing anywhere. Personally, I am excited about the car we are taking this weekend -- it's the same car we tested down in Atlanta during our tire test last week. Bob and the guys put a lot of work into this car for me. I feel pretty confident that our Crown Royal Ford Fusion will run well this weekend and hopefully, we can bring home a trophy for Jack and Roush Racing at their home track."

Crew Chief Bob Osborne on racing at Michigan International Speedway:

"I am really looking forward to Michigan this weekend for a couple of reasons. First, we are coming off a great finish at Watkins Glen, and second, I am excited about the car we are bringing. Last week in Atlanta we were able to shake down the car and hopefully we found the right balance for Jamie. Michigan and Atlanta are similar in many ways, so hopefully we will unload on Friday with a really fast car. This will be a good weekend for the whole Crown Royal team; we are certainly hoping for another great finish like last weekend."

-credit: rr

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray