All-Star: Chad McCumbee preview

Chad McCumbee: "I just want to thank everyone at Petty Enterprises and BAM Racing for giving me the opportunity to race in the Sprint All-Star Showdown. Hopefully we can have a good run and race our way into the all-star race. That would be a...

Chad McCumbee:

"I just want to thank everyone at Petty Enterprises and BAM Racing for giving me the opportunity to race in the Sprint All-Star Showdown. Hopefully we can have a good run and race our way into the all-star race. That would be a dream come true. Being one of the few drivers from North Carolina, I know how big that race has become. Lowe's Motor Speedway is our backyard and the race is for bragging rights as much as anything else."

"I like the 1.5-mile tracks, like Lowe's, so I'm confident that we will be competitive on Saturday. Billy (Wilburn, crew chief) and I have developed a great relationship over the last three races that I've run for Petty Enterprises. We have a lot of confidence in each other and that's important when you are racing for all or nothing. That's how we have to approach it. It's win or go home."

"At the same time I'm going to go out there and do what I can to help my teammates. Kyle and Bobby have bigger fish on the line with the Coca-Cola 600. If there is something that I can try, something that may help them win next Sunday, then I am all for it. They have helped me tremendously in my time at Petty."

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Chad McCumbee Fast Facts

* The #49 entry in the Sprint All-Star Showdown will have a Petty Enterprises crew and Billy Wilburn will serve as crew chief. * In 2007, McCumbee competed in two Cup Series races for Petty Enterprises with a high finish of 25th at Pocono. * McCumbee is currently eighth in Craftsman Truck Series points. He moved up five positions in the standings after scoring a seventh-place finish at Kansas. * This is McCumbee's third season of Truck Series competition; in 51 races he has scored one top-5 finish and seven top-10s, his average start is 21.4 and average finish is 20. * The driver has run two Truck Series races at Lowe's Motor Speedway, resulting in a 15th-and 18th-place finish. * Petty Enterprises announced this week that McCumbee will pilot the #45 Dodge for two races this summer while Kyle Petty works in the broadcast booth for TNT.

Chad McCumbee straps into the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge before qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway.

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Chad McCumbee Career Cup Series Stats

Starts

2

Laps Completed

240 of 309

(77.7%)

Laps Led

0

Wins

0

Top-5

0

Top-10

0

Avg. Start

38.5

Avg. Finish

33.0

Contact:

David Hovis, MCG Sports

122 St. Alban's Lane, Suite D

Davidson, NC 28036

704.987.7959 Ext. 227

Cell: 980.722.1117

E-mail: david.hovis@mcg-sports.com

www.mcg-sports.com

www.pettyracing.com www.marathon.com

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kyle Petty , Chad McCumbee