Bristol: Jamie McMurray preview

FAST FACTS * In eight Nextel Cup career starts at the .533-mile speedway, Jamie McMurray has one top-five and three top-10 finishes. McMurray's best finish came in August 2003, where he finished third. * McMurray has a career average starting...

FAST FACTS

* In eight Nextel Cup career starts at the .533-mile speedway, Jamie McMurray has one top-five and three top-10 finishes. McMurray's best finish came in August 2003, where he finished third.

* McMurray has a career average starting position of 18.5 and an average finishing position of 17.9 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

* The No. 26 Crown Royal team will unload their first "Car of Tomorrow" Ford Fusion (RK -- 456) for this weekend's Food City 500.

* McMurray moved up two spots to 24th in the Nextel Cup point standings with his 15th-place run at Atlanta Motor Speedway last weekend.

McMurray on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway:

"Bristol is one of the tracks that I really look forward to visiting. The racing is always exciting and something that sets Bristol apart from other tracks is the pre-race show. Bristol always goes above and beyond when it comes to the pre-race activities. This weekend will be really interesting to see how everything comes together with the new "Car of Tomorrow" debut. I know our team has been putting in a lot of work and overtime to get our program to where we think we will be really competitive at the "COT" tracks. Things at the shop and at the track have gotten off to a great start this season. We had some bad luck in the first couple of races, but the last two races we have proved that this team is very competitive. The whole team has done a great job and it's finally showing on the track for us. Hopefully, this weekend in Bristol we will continue the streak of good runs."

Crew Chief Larry Carter on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway:

"This weekend is going to be really interesting with the first run of the "Car of Tomorrow." We have worked a lot of late nights to get everything ready for this weekend's race. We are taking the same car that we tested with at Bristol a few weeks ago. During the test session, I was pleased with how we ran, but knew we still had some work to do when we got back to the shop. We've made a few changes and hopefully, with the new changes, we will be competitive this weekend. After the last couple of runs, I know the guys are really geared up for running this weekend at Bristol."

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray