Chicagoland: Jamie McMurray preview

Texaco/Havoline Racing Fast Facts: * Chassis ...

Texaco/Havoline Racing Fast Facts:

* Chassis #307: Crew Chief Donnie Wingo and the Texaco/Havoline team are bringing chassis #307 to compete in the Tropicana 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. In three starts in 2004, chassis #307 has posted one top-five and two top-10 finishes. McMurray last ran chassis #307 at Michigan. Chassis #307 competed eight times during the second half of the 2003 season, posting two top-five and five top-10 finishes.

* McMurray Notes: McMurray heads into Chicagoland sitting 13th in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup points, 151 points out of the NASCAR Top 10. The Joplin, Mo. native has posted four top-five and nine top-10 finishes through the first 17 races of the 2004 season. McMurray qualified 10th and finished eighth last year in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series competition at Chicagoland Speedway.

* Pulling Double Duty: McMurray will be pulling double duty this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway as he will pilot the No. 1 Dodge in the NASCAR Busch Series race on Saturday before climbing behind the wheel of the No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge for Sunday's Tropicana 400.

* "Instructor McMurray": McMurray will provide ride-along's for media members this Thursday at Chicagoland Speedway as part of NASCAR Media Day. McMurray will drive Richard Petty Driving Experience cars around the track to provide media with the "racing experience."

Jamie McMurray Quotes:

Chicagoland Thoughts: "Our Texaco/Havoline Dodge should be strong this weekend in Chicago. This is the same car we had at Charlotte, Pocono and Michigan and had strong runs with. After last weekend in Daytona, we're looking to rebound with a strong finish. I'm getting some extra laps this weekend by running the Busch car that will help in Sunday's Cup race. We had a strong run here last year, finishing eighth, so we'll be in good shape."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray , Richard Petty