Daytona 500: Jamie McMurray preview

Jamie McMurray, No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge February 15, 2004, NBC Television, 12 noon ET Texaco/Havoline Racing Fast Facts: * Chassis: Crew Chief Donnie Wingo and the Texaco/Havoline team are brining chassis ...

Jamie McMurray, No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge

February 15, 2004, NBC Television, 12 noon ET

Texaco/Havoline Racing Fast Facts:

* Chassis: Crew Chief Donnie Wingo and the Texaco/Havoline team are brining chassis #006 to compete in the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

* Daytona Facts: McMurray mounted a strong charge in this year's Bud Shootout, winning the first 20-lap segment. He finished 17th in the event after a late-race incident with Ryan Newman.

* Jamie McMurray and the Texaco/Havoline team turned the 11th fastest lap in qualifying for this year's Daytona 500. McMurray will start from the sixth position in the first Twin 125 qualifying race this Thursday.

* McMurray Notes: 2004 marks Jamie McMurray's sophomore season behind the wheel of the No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series.

* The Joplin, Mo. native was named the 2003 NASCAR Raybestos Rookie of the Year

* McMurray competed in all 36 races in 2003, scoring five top-five and 13 top-10 finishes, along with one Bud Pole Award. He finished 13th in the final 2003 point standings.

Jamie McMurray Quotes:

Thoughts on Daytona 500: "After our strong run in the Bud Shootout, I'm really looking forward to the Daytona 500. I think this Texaco/Havoline Dodge has a shot to run up front and be a contender. The key at Daytona is to be patient and remember that it doesn't matter where you start at the beginning of the race. It's all about how you position yourself for a run at the end."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ryan Newman , Jamie McMurray , Chip Ganassi , Felix Sabates
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing