Talladega: Jamie McMurray preview

Jamie McMurray Team: No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Donnie Wingo Chassis: RK-590 (Last raced at Talladega Oct. 2008) McMurray on racing at Talladega Superspeedway: "Going to Talladega is always a race that I feel I can win at ...

Jamie McMurray
Team: No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Donnie Wingo
Chassis: RK-590 (Last raced at Talladega Oct. 2008)

McMurray on racing at Talladega Superspeedway:

"Going to Talladega is always a race that I feel I can win at each time we go there. It's also one of those tracks were your day can be ruined just as fast due to the high speeds we're running there. Things happen in the blink of an eye and it's so easy to get caught up in a wreck. You can have a great race all day and then three laps from the finish, someone gets excited and does something completely out of character and it ruins the day for a lot of guys. It's a great race and I always look forward to drafting, so we'll just have to see how it all works out for us this weekend. Our restrictor-plate program at Roush Fenway has always been really strong, and I expect the same this weekend at Talladega."

Crew chief Donnie Wingo on racing at Talladega Superspeedway:

"For racing at Talladega Superspeedway, you want to take the car in your fleet that has the most speed and what you believe is your most powerful engine. Talladega is all about having the speed to stay up front and also having a car that sucks up well when it's in the draft. Handling isn't as much of a focus at Talladega as it is at other tracks because the track so wide that you have room to maneuver. Jamie's very good at drafting and I think that if we can stay out of trouble, we should have a great weekend for our Crown Royal team at Talladega this weekend."

FAST FACTS:

* On Thursday April 23, McMurray will visit Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL. Redstone Arsenal was built in 1941 to produce conventional chemical ammunition for use in World War II. For more than 40 years, Redstone has been the heart of the Army's rocket and missile programs. McMurray will tour the facility and meet with the soldiers on the base on behalf of Crown Royal

* In his 13 career Cup series starts at Talladega, McMurray averages a 18.5 starting position and a 18.8 finishing position

* McMurray's best Cup series finish at Talladega is fifth which he accomplished in 2006 and 2007

* This weekend at Talladega, McMurray will pilot the No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion

* McMurray has achieved three Top-five and four Top-10 finishes in his 13 career Cup series starts at Talladega Superspeedway

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray