Watkins Glen: Jamie McMurray preview

Watkins Glen History: This weekend marks Jamie McMurray's eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Watkins Glen International. In his seven prior starts at the track McMurray has an average start of 19.9 and an average finish of 20th.

Watkins Glen History: This weekend marks Jamie McMurray's eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Watkins Glen International. In his seven prior starts at the track McMurray has an average start of 19.9 and an average finish of 20th. McMurray's best start came in 2005 with 11th and best finish of third in 2006. He has only one DNF, coming just short of finishing last year's event due to engine failure.

Pocono Recap: Jamie McMurray captured his first Brickyard 400 victory last weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and welcomed the opportunity to return to Pocono, a track that has admittedly been one of McMurray's arch enemies throughout his NSCS career. However, coming off an exciting victory and welcoming a new partner in AXE Twist to the team, McMurray and the No. 1 Team looked to change their luck at the "Tricky Triangle." McMurray and team fought handling issues for the majority of the weekend at Pocono Raceway, but did place a top-10 starting position of ninth. From the start of the 500-mile event, McMurray would fight an ill-handling race car and the team would have to battle back from two pit road speeding violations that caused a loss of two laps. Late-race strategy by McMurray's Crew Chief, Kevin "Bono" Manion, as rain approached, put McMurray in position to finish inside the top 15, and possibly the top 10. But, the rain dispersed and the field would go back to racing. McMurray's No.1 AXE Twist Machine would fall off quicker than expected, and he would bring his machine home on the lead lap in a respectable 22nd position.

McMurray Makes A Pit Stop at Binghamton, New York McDonald's: 2010 Daytona 500 Champion and Brickyard 400 Winner Jamie McMurray will make a pit stop at the McDonald's located at 167 Main Street in Binghamton, NY on Thursday, Aug. 5 from 5-6pm ET. The driver will sign autographs for fans in attendance and spend some time in the kitchen with the McDonald's "Drive-Thru Crew" making his favorite sandwich, The Big Mac.

CHASSIS INFO

No. 1 McDonald's Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #1012. The No. 1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet team will bring chassis #1012 to Watkins Glen. This chassis was tested two weeks ago at Road Atlanta and will mark its first race.

-source: ecr

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray