Bristol: Jamie McMurray preview

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


* Chassis: The Havoline team will race chassis #307. This is the same car McMurray raced at Atlanta Motor Speedway two weeks ago.

* McMurray will be making his first NASCAR Winston Cup Series start at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. He has four previous NASCAR Busch Series starts at Bristol Motor Speedway with a best finish of 11th (8/23/02).

* McMurray will be pulling double duty at Bristol, as he will compete in Saturday's Busch Series race before jumping behind the wheel of the No. 42 Havoline Dodge in Sunday's Winston Cup Series race.

* McMurray and the Havoline team come to Darlington 28th in NASCAR Winston Cup Series points and currently lead the Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year standings.


"Bristol has definitely been one of the more challenging tracks for me on the circuit. I remember the first time I ran there I was completely in awe of the place. With each time that I come back to Bristol I get more comfortable with it. Bristol's definitely one of those tracks that keeps you on your toes each lap because things happen so fast there. If you can avoid the wrecks and be around at the end, you'll get a good finish."

"I love coming to Bristol because it's just amazing how many people come to watch us race there. It's definitely a driver and fan racetrack."

"I think getting to run the Busch race on Saturday will help our effort in the No. 42 Havoline Dodge. With each lap you make around Bristol, you gain so much experience. I'm looking forward to getting to the 'high banks' again."


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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray