Chicagoland: Jamie McMurray preview

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


Chassis: The Havoline team will race chassis #304. Chassis #304 has delivered the best finishes of the 2003 season for McMurray. Chassis #304 has been raced on five different occasions, and has scored two top-five, three top-10 and five top-15 finishes. McMurray has competed with Chassis #304 at Rockingham, Texas, Fontana, Dover and Michigan this season.

McMurray is making his NASCAR Winston Cup Series debut at Chicagoland Speedway this weekend. McMurray has two previous NASCAR Busch Series starts at Chicagoland Speedway with a best finish of 14th (7/13/02).

McMurray enters the Tropicana 400 23rd in NASCAR Winston Cup Series points and currently sits second in the Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year standings.

McMurray has scored both of Chip Ganassi Racing's top-five finishes in 2003. (5th place twice - Rockingham and Fontana)

McMurray will be pulling double duty this weekend at Chicagoland as he will pilot the No. 1 Yellow Dodge in Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series race before climbing behind the wheel of the No. 42 Havoline Dodge for Sunday's Tropicana 400.


"I'm looking forward to this weekend at Chicago. We're taking the best car in our stable, Chassis #304. This is the same car we've run five times already this year, and its worst finish is 14th at Michigan. I think we've found some things since Michigan that will make the car even better this weekend in Chicago."

"I haven't had many laps around Chicago, but it's a nice, smooth track where horsepower, handling and aerodynamics will be key. I think our Havoline Dodge is up to the task this weekend and we should be in good shape."

"We had a disappointing finish last weekend in Daytona, but the positive side is that our car was really good and the guys back at the shop have done a great job on our speedway program. I'm looking for good things out of our team over the summer months."

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