Bristol II: Jamie McMurray preview

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The Havoline team will race chassis #208. Chassis #208 is a new car that will be making its debut on the track this weekend in Bristol.

McMurray finished 11th at Bristol back in March in his NASCAR Winston Cup Series debut at the speedway.

ChevronTexaco/Havoline Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing will hold a press conference Saturday at 4:00 p.m. EST in the infield Media Center at Bristol Motor Speedway. Announcements will focus on a special "Anniversary Celebration" for the upcoming Talladega race, as well as the 2004 paint scheme design.

McMurray's Havoline Dodge will be sporting a new paint scheme at Bristol, providing fans with a "sneak peek" at the 2004 car design.

McMurray enters the Sharpie 500 23rd in NASCAR Winston Cup Series points and currently sits second in the Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year standings.

McMurray has more top-10 finishes than any other Raybestos® Rookie (five) entering Saturday night's race at Bristol.

McMurray has led more miles than any other Raybestos® Rookie entering the race at Bristol: 11 times in five races for 154.70 miles (75 laps).


"We're really looking to rebound this weekend in Bristol. We had a really good car last weekend in Michigan, but had a tire go down early in the race and brushed the wall and didn't get to show how strong we could have been."

"It's always exciting to race at Bristol. Things happen so fast here, that you are always looking ahead of you. Your spotter here is crucial. They really are your eyes around the track. It's still amazing to me how fast we turn laps around Bristol. It's probably one of the most demanding tracks on a driver, both physically and mentally."

"We were able to work our way from the back into the top 10 in the spring race at Bristol, and I feel like I'm getting to know how to race the track better. I'm running the Busch car this weekend too, so I'll get a lot of seat time."


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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing