Dover: Jamie McMurray preview

Jamie McMurray, No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge Texaco/Havoline Racing Fast Facts: * Chassis ...

Jamie McMurray, No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge

Texaco/Havoline Racing Fast Facts:

* Chassis #304: Crew Chief Donnie Wingo and the Texaco/Havoline team are bringing chassis #304 to compete in the MBNA America 400 at Dover International Speedway. McMurray has raced chassis #304 in six of the first 12 races in 2004, posting two top-five and three top-10 finishes. McMurray competed with chassis #304 in both Dover races last year, posting finishes of 13th and sixth. McMurray last competed with chassis #304 at California Speedway in May.

* McMurray Notes: McMurray heads into the MBNA America 400 sitting 12th in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup points, 84 points out of the NASCAR Top 10. The Joplin, Mo. native has posted three top-five and eight top-10 finishes through the first 12 races of the 2004 season. McMurray scored a fourth-place finish last weekend in the Coca-Cola 600.

* "Drive for a Cure": McMurray continues to raise money and awareness for the Autism Society of America. As a result of McMurray leading 15 laps last weekend in the Coca-Cola 600, he was able to raise $630 for his "Drive for a Cure" campaign. With pledge matches from ChevronTexaco and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, a total of $1,890 was raised during the Coca-Cola 600. So far in 2004, $19,530 has been raised for the Autism Society of America. McMurray is donating $42 for every lap he leads in 2004.

* McMurray will be pulling double duty this weekend as he will pilot the No. 1 Dodge in Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series race at Dover International Speedway.

Jamie McMurray Quotes:

Dover Thoughts: "There's a reason Dover is called the 'Monster Mile.' Things happen so quickly at that place. The track acts as a sweeper when a wreck happens, and usually collects more than one car. If you can avoid the wrecks and be there at the end, you can get a good finish. We're taking a car we know runs well at Dover and it's the same car we've run in over half the races this season. Our fourth-place finish last weekend in Charlotte gave everyone on this Texaco/Havoline team a momentum boost. We should be good this weekend."

-cgr-

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