Rockingham: Jamie McMurray preview

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Jamie McMurray, No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge Subway 400 Race Advance February 22, 2004, FOX Television, 1:00 p.m. ET Texaco/Havoline Racing Fast Facts: * Chassis: Crew Chief Donnie Wingo and the ...

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Jamie McMurray, No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge
Subway 400 Race Advance
February 22, 2004, FOX Television, 1:00 p.m. ET

Texaco/Havoline Racing Fast Facts:

* Chassis: Crew Chief Donnie Wingo and the Texaco/Havoline team are bringing chassis #304 to compete in the Subway 400 at North Carolina Speedway. Chassis #304 was raced eight times during the 2003 season and scored two top-five and five top-10 finishes. McMurray raced Chassis #304 at both Rockingham races last season.

* Rockingham Facts: McMurray scored a fifth-place finish at Rockingham last February and was in contention for the victory last fall before getting caught up in an accident. He has won the last three NASCAR Busch Series races at North Carolina Speedway.

* McMurray will be pulling double duty this weekend as he will shoot for four-in-a-row in the NASCAR Busch Series race at Rockingham. He will pilot the No. 30 entry for Braun Racing.

* McMurray Notes: McMurray heads into Rockingham coming off a disappointing 36th-place finish in the Daytona 500. After being a contender for the victory, McMurray was involved in a multi-car wreck. McMurray currently sits 36th in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup point standings.

* 2004 marks Jamie McMurray's sophomore season behind the wheel of the No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series. The Joplin, Mo. native was named the 2003 NASCAR Raybestos Rookie of the Year

* McMurray competed in all 36 races in 2003, scoring five top-five and 13 top-10 finishes, along with one Bud Pole Award. He finished 13th in the final 2003 point standings.

Jamie McMurray Quotes:

Thoughts on "The Rock": "I'm really looking forward to heading back to Rockingham. That by far is probably my favorite track that we go too. It's hard to explain, but I just feel very comfortable racing around Rockingham. It just has a very familiar feel to me, kind of like an old pair of shoes. I've had a lot of success at Rockingham and am looking forward to trying to win four in a row in the Busch race there on Saturday. After the disappointing finish we had last weekend in the Daytona 500, I definitely feel like this weekend at Rockingham is where this Texaco/Havoline team is going to get the 2004 season started."

-cgr-

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray , Chip Ganassi , Felix Sabates
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing