Michigan: Jamie McMurray preview

Jamie McMurray and No. 1GE Reveal® Team Return to the Irish Hills of Michigan: Jamie McMurray will be making his 15th career NSCS start at Michigan this weekend when he takes the green flag in his No. 1 GE Reveal® Chevrolet. McMurray's best...

Jamie McMurray and No. 1GE Reveal® Team

Return to the Irish Hills of Michigan: Jamie McMurray will be making his 15th career NSCS start at Michigan this weekend when he takes the green flag in his No. 1 GE Reveal® Chevrolet. McMurray's best NSCS start and subsequent finish came during the second Michigan race in 2004 when he started 15th and finished fourth. McMurray has one top-five and four top-10s at the Brooklyn, Michigan oval.

Last Weekend: Jamie McMurray and the No.1 McDonald's Team looked to build on their recent success, which included three second-place finishes in the last five races, prior to Pocono. McMurray, who had finished second at some of NASCAR's toughest and most historic venues in the previous five races (Talladega, Darlington and Charlotte) looked to continue his climb towards the coveted 12th position in the NSCS point's standings, the cutoff for the chase. This climb would be put on hold at Pocono, as he was run up the track by the No. 6 car and into the wall. The hit damaged his No.1 McDonald's Chevrolet enough to send the driver to the garage, with just 30 laps remaining, and the team wouldn't have enough time to fix their damaged machine, settling for a 36th-place finish.

In the Points: McMurray and the No. 1 Team lost three positions after their 36th place finish at Pocono falling from 15th to 18th. He is currently trailing 12th place by 110 points, and point leader Kevin Harvick by 487 points.

CHASSIS INFO

No. 1 GE Reveal (NSCS): Chassis #1004. Crew Chief Kevin "Bono" Manion has elected to bring Chassis #1004 to Michigan International Speedway this weekend. This chassis was last used at Texas Motor Speedway where McMurray started 15th and finished 30th after being caught in a nine-car on-track incident.

-source: ecr

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray