Richmond: Jamie McMurray preview

Richmond History: McMurray has fourteen previous NSCS starts at Richmond International Raceway (RIR). His best NSCS results came in this same event last year when he finished seventh. He has a best starting place of 12th. Restrictor-Plate...

Richmond History: McMurray has fourteen previous NSCS starts at Richmond International Raceway (RIR). His best NSCS results came in this same event last year when he finished seventh. He has a best starting place of 12th.

Restrictor-Plate Review: Jamie McMurray led for 27 laps during the Aaron's 499 including which included three green-white-checkered attempts. On the final restart McMurray was pushed away from the field by Kevin Harvick, who would make a late attempt coming through the tri-oval to pass the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet. McMurray finished second just .011 seconds behind Harvick. This was the closest finish in Talladega history. The top-five finish advanced McMurray four positions in the point standings to 17th, only 84 points from the top-12.

Meet McMurray: Jamie McMurray will be at the Bass Pro Shops located in Ashland, VA this Thursday April 29, 2010 from 6-7:30pm (ET). Come participate in a Q&A Session with McMurray beginning at 6pm followed by an autograph session at 6:30pm. The store is located at 11550 Bass Lakeridge Parkway and can be reached at 804.496.4700.

Rookie Experience: After racing over 800 miles in the same day for the second week in a row Jamie McMurray headed to Calhoun, MO to take up different sport, turkey hunting. While McMurray has hunted deer before turkey hunting will be a rookie for this type of hunting. Car owner Chip Ganassi and crew chief Kevin "Bono" Manion attended the trip along with Bass Pro Shops Founder/CEO Johnny Morris and his son John Paul.

CHASSIS INFO

No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #1007. Crew Chief Kevin "Bono" Manion has elected to bring Chassis number #1007 to RIR this weekend. This chassis was last used by Bono and gang five weeks prior at Martinsville Speedway where McMurray battled handling issues after an on track altercation forcing a 30th-place finish.

-source: ecr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Jamie McMurray