Richmond: Jamie McMurray preview

Fast Facts * In his six Cup starts at the Richmond International Raceway, Jamie McMurray has two top-ten finishes. * McMurray will be racing chassis number RK-175 this weekend, which raced in Phoenix two weeks ago to a 14th-place finish. This...

Fast Facts

* In his six Cup starts at the Richmond International Raceway, Jamie McMurray has two top-ten finishes.

* McMurray will be racing chassis number RK-175 this weekend, which raced in Phoenix two weeks ago to a 14th-place finish. This car has wins at Phoenix and Loudon.

* McMurray will be behind the wheel of the No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion for the Crown Royal 400 on Saturday night n Richmond.

* McMurray posted his first top-five finish of the 2006 season last weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway.

Jamie McMurray on racing at Richmond: "I'm looking forward to heading to Richmond this weekend. First of all, it's a night race which is always cool, and I know the fans really look forward to it. Secondly, my sponsor Crown Royal actually has the entitlement for the race so I'll be racing their car in the Crown Royal 400 Saturday night. Finally, we have some good momentum going into the weekend. We posted our first top-five finish of the season last weekend at Talladega and were able lead some laps and contend for the win. Bob [Osborne] and I are working well together and the crew really did a great job on pit road. We'll be looking to build on our strong day in Talladega heading into the weekend."

Crew Chief Bob Osborne on racing at Richmond: "We're bringing a good car with us to Richmond this weekend. I know it won Phoenix last year and Loudon the year before. We took it to Phoenix a couple of weeks ago and were able to finish 14th with it. We all tested in Richmond not too long ago and although I wasn't working with Jamie and the No. 26 team at that time, I know that they had a good test. We have some good momentum going right now and we look to carry it into Richmond."

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray