Watkins Glen: Jamie McMurray preview

McMurray on racing at Watkins Glen International: "I always look forward to racing at road course races because it allows us to change up our style of racing for a few races each season. Racing at road courses like Watkins Glen is all about ...

McMurray on racing at Watkins Glen International:

"I always look forward to racing at road course races because it allows us to change up our style of racing for a few races each season. Racing at road courses like Watkins Glen is all about getting your car to drive well and handle as best as it can. The "S" turns are pretty fast and if you can't run hard in those turns at the Glen, then you can lose valuable time during your laps, so that's an area that I'll focus on this weekend. I wish that we went to a few more road courses each year because I really do enjoy racing at them."

Crew chief Donnie Wingo on racing at Watkins Glen International:

"When it comes to setting up your car for racing at Watkins Glen, we make sure that we focus on brakes due to the faster speeds we see there versus racing at Infineon Raceway. The way that the course is laid out at Watkins Glen, there are sections of the track where drivers can gain a lot of speed but then will have to brake quickly on tight turns, so this weekend's focus is making sure that we have a car that handles well in both of those situations."

FAST FACTS:

* In six starts at Watkins Glen, Jamie McMurray has one top-5 and one top-10 finishJ

* McMurray's average start at Watkins Glen is 19.2 and his average finish is 16.8

* McMurray's best Cup series starting position at Watkins Glen is from eleventh and his best finish is third

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

* Entering the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen, McMurray is currently 20th in the Sprint Cup driver point standings

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray