Atlanta II: Jamie McMurray preview

HAVOLINE TEAM FACTS: Chassis: The Havoline team will race chassis ...


Chassis: The Havoline team will race chassis #307. Chassis #307 has been raced six times in 2003 and has scored two top-five and four top-10 finishes. McMurray last raced chassis #307 at Lowe's Motor Speedway earlier this month, finishing in the seventh position.

Jamie McMurray was the top Raybestos Rookie last weekend at Martinsville Speedway, finishing in the eighth position. He took top rookie honors for the 18th time this year and has been the highest finishing rookie in the last nine races. Entering the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500, McMurray holds a 33-point advantage (275-242) over Greg Biffle in the Raybestos Rookie point standings.

In his last six races, McMurray has posted five top-10 finishes.

McMurray has scored five top-five and 12 top-10 finishes during his NASCAR Winston Cup rookie season.

McMurray comes to Atlanta 15th in NASCAR Winston Cup Series points.

McMurray will get a different perspective on racing this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway when he joins NBC/TNT commentators Allen Bestwick and Benny Parsons in the broadcast booth for TNT's coverage of Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series race. McMurray won last year's Busch Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.


"We're definitely looking to run better this time at Atlanta than we did back there in the spring. We're taking a car that has run really well for us over the past few months, and with all the momentum we have going our way on this Havoline team, I'm looking forward to getting back to Atlanta. We've consistently been running in the top-10 the last seven or eight races, and I feel like we're really showing the strength of this Havoline team."

"Atlanta is probably one of the fastest tracks we race on. The speeds there are incredible. It's important to have a good handling car, but also one that has a lot of horsepower to get you down the straight-aways."

"I won the Busch race last fall in Atlanta, and I'm looking forward to joining Allen and Benny in the booth this weekend to help call the Busch race on Saturday. I'm sure I'll walk away having a different perspective on everything that happens during a race."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Greg Biffle , Jamie McMurray , Benny Parsons