Dover II: Jamie McMurray preview

Jamie McMurray will be back in his No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion this weekend at Dover. In qualifying, Dover is McMurray's third best track currently on the NASCAR circuit -- Homestead being his best. In seven starts at the "Monster Mile," ...

Jamie McMurray will be back in his No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion this weekend at Dover.

In qualifying, Dover is McMurray's third best track currently on the NASCAR circuit -- Homestead being his best.

In seven starts at the "Monster Mile," McMurray averages a 13.3 start and a 14.1 finish. His average finish marks eighth best among all active drivers.

McMurray's 2006 season-best finish came at Dover International Speedway in June where he finished second.

McMurray on racing at Dover International Speedway:

"Dover is a track that I am looking forward to running again. In our last visit to the speedway, we finished second, which was huge for our team. We need that same type of run this weekend. Dover is one of the fastest tracks on the circuit. It doesn't seem that way, but the banking at Dover is unlike anywhere else. I really enjoy running there and am looking forward to hopefully, a good finish this weekend. The last few weeks have been really tough for this 26 team. We haven't been able to find the right handling of our car. Right now, we are focusing on the final nine races of the season and being as prepared as we can for 2007."

Crew Chief Bob Osborne on racing at Dover International Speedway:

"Dover is a really unique track, maybe one of the most unique on the circuit. The corners at Dover are what make it different -- it's a steep climb into the corner and a drop off coming out. It's an awesome track to setup for and one that requires a really good handling car. This 26 team is hungry for solid run and hopefully, this weekend we can get it. We have been working hard on our setup and our pit stops. With a bit of luck this weekend, we can leave Dover with a solid top-five finish."

-credit: roushracing.com

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Series NASCAR Cup
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