FAST FACTS: * In 10 career Cup starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Jamie McMurray has three top-10 finishes. In Busch competition, McMurray has one win at the 1.5-mile speedway. * This weekend, McMurray will pull "double-duty" by participating...
* In 10 career Cup starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Jamie McMurray has three top-10 finishes. In Busch competition, McMurray has one win at the 1.5-mile speedway.
* This weekend, McMurray will pull "double-duty" by participating in the NASCAR Busch Series race in Memphis, Tenn.
* McMurray will pilot the No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion in this weekend's Pep Boys 500.
* In his last run at the 1.5-mile speedway in March 2007, McMurray posted a 15th-place finish.
McMurray on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway:
"I'm really excited about returning to Atlanta this weekend. For starters, we are taking the same car that ran really well for us in Charlotte. Although we didn't get the finish out of it that we were expecting in Charlotte, the car ran really, really well for us. It's a car that we have run a few times this season, but when we took it back to the wind tunnel a few weeks ago, it blew better than it ever has in the past. And when we unloaded in Charlotte, it was good from the start. Hopefully we will have the same results with this car in Atlanta.
"This weekend, I'm also running the Memphis Busch race, which should be a fun race. I'm leaving Atlanta right after Happy Hour practice and flying up there for the race. I know the guys have a pretty good Busch car waiting for me, so it should be a lot of fun.
"Last weekend was tough for the No. 26 Crown Royal team. I really hope we can get rid of this bad luck and finish out the season on a strong note."
Crew Chief Larry Carter on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway:
"I think the entire No. 26 Crown Royal team is excited about Atlanta this weekend because of the good car we are taking to the track. This car is quickly becoming a team favorite and one that Jamie feels really comfortable driving. That's very important when it comes to setting up the car and adjusting on it throughout the race. If we don't get caught by caution flag or have brake troubles this weekend, it should be a pretty good race for us. This team has had a lot of luck this season, just not good luck. Hopefully we can shake that from our backs and have a good run for everyone this weekend."