Pocono II: Jamie McMurray preview

FAST FACTS: * In 11 starts at the 2.5-mile, tri-oval track, Jamie McMurray has one Sprint Cup pole and two top-10 finishes. * McMurray's average start at Pocono Raceway is a 15.5, which is his fifth-best qualifying track on the Sprint Cup ...

FAST FACTS:

* In 11 starts at the 2.5-mile, tri-oval track, Jamie McMurray has one Sprint Cup pole and two top-10 finishes.

* McMurray's average start at Pocono Raceway is a 15.5, which is his fifth-best qualifying track on the Sprint Cup circuit.

* Pocono Raceway is one of the few tracks where McMurray has yet to lead a lap -- the others are Atlanta, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Richmond.

* After last week's season-best finish of sixth place at Indy, McMurray moved up two spots in the Sprint Cup point standings to 20th.

Chassis:
RK-594 Last outing: Pocono, June 2008; Finished 20th
RK-463 Last outing: Martinsville, Oct. 2007; Finished 32nd

McMurray on racing at Pocono Raceway:

"After our finish last week in Indy, I think all the guys on the No. 26 Crown Royal team are excited about running again this weekend. It was a little shot in the arm. Last week everyone did such a good job with the different scenarios that we were faced with. This weekend, we are taking the same car that we took to Pocono last time. This will be only the second time this car has been run. Last time at Pocono, we had a really good car, and were making our way through the field, but were caught in an accident, which put us behind the rest of the day.

"The funny thing about Pocono is typically the guys who were fast in the first race, are typically fast again in the second race, not much really changes between the two races. I thought we had a good car in the first one, so hopefully that holds true this weekend."

Crew chief Larry Carter on racing at Pocono Raceway:

"Pocono is one of the more challenging tracks that we visit each year. It's tough because you are setting up for three different corners, as well as needing a lot of horsepower to carry off turn one all the way into the tunnel turn. Last time we were there, I thought we were going to have a pretty good day, our car was fast, but we were caught in a little wreck early in the race that set us back a ways. This weekend should be a good weekend for the No. 26 Crown Royal team."

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray