Texas II: Jamie McMurray preview

FAST FACTS: In nine visits to the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway, Jamie McMurray has posted five top 10's and two top-five finishes. The best finish came in April 2005, where McMurray finished second. HUGE Improvement -- McMurray has an ...

FAST FACTS:

In nine visits to the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway, Jamie McMurray has posted five top 10's and two top-five finishes. The best finish came in April 2005, where McMurray finished second.

HUGE Improvement -- McMurray has an average starting position at TMS of 30.3 and an average finish of 13.8 -- an improvement of 16 positions.

Double-Duty Weekend: McMurray will run the Nationwide race this weekend in the No. 17 CitiFinancial Ford Fusion.

Last weekend, McMurray posted his eighth top-10 finish of the season at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Jamie McMurray -- NSCS ADVANCE
Team: No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Larry Carter
Chassis: RK-603 Last outing: Fontana, Sept. 2008; Finished 13th
     RK-463 Last outing: Martinsville, Oct. 2007; Finished 32nd

McMurray on racing at Texas Motor Speedway:
"After the way our cars have run over the last couple of months, I'm really looking forward to returning to Texas this weekend. I know the guys back at the shop have been working really hard to give me the best car possible, and it seems like everyone's efforts are totally paying off. If we could take back our finishes at Dover, Talladega and Martinsville, we'd be in a lot better position in the points.

"I really don't know why I run as well as I do at Texas. We went to the track a couple months ago for a Crown Royal appearance and I didn't realize it until then that I've had some pretty good runs there. If the last couple of races have been any indication, our car this weekend should be really good. I'm looking forward to a fun weekend running both the Nationwide and Cup cars.

"We have a special hood decal this weekend on the No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion. The "Your Name Here" contest presented by Crown Royal is wrapping up soon and we want to make sure all fans have a chance to share their experience and possibly win the naming rights to the Richmond spring race."

Crew chief Larry Carter on racing at Texas Motor Speedway:
"After our run at Atlanta last weekend, I think all the guys are ready to get back on the track. We had a really good car last weekend that we worked on throughout the race and made some pretty good adjustments that helped Jamie drive up to the front. We are taking the same car that we ran at Fontana, and then ran at the Indy test a few weeks ago. Our cars have been great and our pit stops are getting better, so it should be a good weekend for the No. 26 Crown Royal team."

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray