Pocono: Jamie McMurray preview

FAST FACTS: * In 10 starts at the 2.5-mile, tri-oval track, Jamie McMurray has one Sprint Cup pole and two top-10 finishes. * This weekend marks McMurray's 200th start in the Sprint Cup Series. * McMurray's average start at...

FAST FACTS:

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

* This weekend marks McMurray's 200th start in the Sprint Cup Series.

* McMurray's average start at Pocono Raceway is a 14.9, which is his third best qualifying track on the Sprint Cup circuit (behind Sonoma and Martinsville.)

* McMurray will sport the IRWIN Industrial Tools blue and yellow paint scheme in this weekend's Pocono 500 race.

McMurray on racing at Pocono Raceway:
"After coming off a top-10 run in Dover last weekend, it certainly gives the No. 26 IRWIN Industrial Tools team a shot in the arm heading into Pocono this weekend. I really enjoy running at Pocono even though I might not have the best results there. Pocono is a track that is so different from any other track that we visit during the season. It's also a track that I've qualified really well at in the past. I sat on the pole there a few years ago, and would like nothing better than to have a repeat effort this weekend.

"We tested at Pocono last week, and although we didn't have the best test session, I felt really confident in the overall performance of Roush Fenway Racing. I really feel like we walked away with a lot of data, and a lot of additional knowledge we can use for the upcoming races.

"Hopefully we can start to build upon our run last weekend at Dover and have another good run this weekend in Pocono. We have some great tracks coming up in the schedule, so I'm looking forward to the next few weeks."

Crew chief Larry Carter on racing at Pocono Raceway:
"Pocono is such a unique track and a place that is really unlike any other track that we visit. It's a fun track, but it certainly has its challenges both on the setup of the car, as well as the engine package that we run there. We had a pretty good run in Dover last weekend, which gives a little more confidence heading into Pocono this weekend. Overall, as an organization, Roush Fenway Racing had a pretty good test at Pocono, which should help us with our setup and package that we take up there. Hopefully we can have another clean race and be there at the end."

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray
Teams Roush Fenway Racing