Dover: Jamie McMurray preview

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

HAVOLINE TEAM FACTS:

* Chassis: The Havoline team will race chassis #304. This is most proven car in the Havoline Racing stable. Chassis #304 has scored two top-five and three top-10 finishes in the three events it has competed in this year (Rockingham, Texas and Fontana).

* McMurray is making his NASCAR Winston Cup Series debut at Dover International Speedway this weekend. McMurray has four previous Busch Series starts at Dover with a best finish of 17th (9/22/01).

* McMurray enters the MBNA American 400 25th in NASCAR Winston Cup Series points and currently leads the Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year standings.

* McMurray has posted two top-five and three top-10 finishes in the first 12 races of the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season.

JAMIE MCMURRAY QUOTES:

"Dover is definitely one of those places that if you can avoid the wrecks and be around at the end, you'll have a good finish. Things happen so fast at Dover that you don't have much time to react if something goes wrong in front of you."

"I had some good runs up at Dover in my Busch Series car, and we were running fourth there last May with a few laps to go when I cut a tire down and the car veered straight into the wall. That's what I mean about how things can happen so fast there."

"We're taking the best car in our stable. (Chassis) 304 is the same car we ran at Rockingham, Texas and Fontana with and had very strong runs. It's hard to explain why that car runs so well, but I guess you can compare it to your favorite pair of shoes. It just feels comfortable. I'm really excited about our chances this weekend at Dover."

-cgr-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray