Fontana II: Jamie Mc Murray Happy Hour quotes

Note: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FORD RACING: Ford Racing is 108 years old today. On this date -- Oct. 10, 1901 -- Henry Ford, competing in a race as a driver for the only time, won a highly publicized and well-attended 10-mile event in Grosse Pointe, Mich.

Note: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FORD RACING: Ford Racing is 108 years old today. On this date -- Oct. 10, 1901 -- Henry Ford, competing in a race as a driver for the only time, won a highly publicized and well-attended 10-mile event in Grosse Pointe, Mich. Several financial investors took note of the victory and later helped Ford start what would become Ford Motor Company in June 1903.

Jamie McMurray, driver of the No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion, was eighth fastest overall and the fastest Ford driver during Happy Hour on Saturday with a lap of 178.319 mph.

ON SATURDAYS, TEAMS WORK ON MAKING THE CAR STRONG ON LONG RUNS, BUT THE TIME SHEET RECORDS ONLY THE FASTEST LAP. DOES YOUR TIME ACCURATELY REFLECT HOW WELL PRACTICE WENT FOR YOU? "I don't know. Tires fall off a lot here. I'll have to look at the lap times, but our car seems pretty good. I didn't see any of the Fords that looked like they were way up there. I don't know what happened. I thought we were going to be a lot better than that today. The track got really slick and it looks like only a few guys have been able to get a hold of it. But, I think our car's okay. We start 30th, and this is a place where you can pass, but it is hard to pass in these cars."

DOES A GOOD PRACTICE ON SATURDAY BETTER PREPARE YOU FOR THE RACE ON SUNDAY? "I don't know if good ones make you feel better, but bad ones make you feel worse. That doesn't really mean anything. I think our car is okay. I've been up there before and thought, 'I don't know how, because we're horrible.' I don't put too much thought into that, but when you're really slow, you think about it a lot."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray , Henry Ford