Kansas: Jamie McMurray preview

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


Chassis: The Havoline team will race chassis #307. Chassis #307 has been raced four times in 2003 and has scored two top-five finishes (Indy - 3rd; Darlington - 4th). McMurray most recently raced chassis #307 in the Mountain Dew Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Labor Day weekend.

Jamie McMurray was the top Raybestos® Rookie last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, finishing in the 16th position. He took top Raybestos® Rookie honors for the 15th time this year and has been the highest finishing rookie in the last six races. Entering the Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway, McMurray holds a 21-point advantage (260-239) over Greg Biffle in the Raybestos Rookie point standings.

In his last six races, McMurray has scored two top-five and four top-10 finishes.

McMurray has scored more top-five (five) and top-10 (nine) finishes than any other Raybestos® Rookie this season.

McMurray comes to Kansas 17th in NASCAR Winston Cup Series points.

McMurray is making his first NASCAR Winston Cup Series start at Kansas Speedway. He has competed twice at the track in the NASCAR Busch Series and recorded a 10th-place finish last September.

McMurray, a native of nearby Joplin, Mo., will be a fan favorite this weekend at his "home track" of Kansas Speedway.

McMurray will be pulling double duty this weekend at Kansas Speedway as he will run in both the NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series events. McMurray will pilot the No. 1 Yellow Dodge in Saturday's Busch Series race before climbing behind the wheel of the No. 42 Havoline Dodge for Sunday's Banquet 400.


"We'll have a shot to win Kansas. We're taking a car that has run extremely well this season and I like Kansas. It's my hometown and we're running the Busch car too this weekend, so we're really looking forward to going there."

"A lot of family will be there and obviously a lot of friends, people that I grew up with, so we hope to put on a good show for them and bring the Havoline Dodge home in first place."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Greg Biffle , Jamie McMurray