Loudon: Jamie McMurray preview

Jamie McMurray No. 26 IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford Fusion McMurray on racing at New Hampshire International Speedway: "Ever since Roush Racing teamed up with the Fenway Sports Group and the Red Sox, I've become a huge fan of the race weekends in...

Jamie McMurray No. 26 IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford Fusion

McMurray on racing at New Hampshire International Speedway: "Ever since Roush Racing teamed up with the Fenway Sports Group and the Red Sox, I've become a huge fan of the race weekends in Loudon. This week, we get to attend the game on Wednesday evening, which should be a lot of fun for all the guys. It's so cool to be a part of it all at Fenway Park, in the heart of Red Sox Nation.

"Last weekend in Sonoma was another tough race for the No. 26 team. We all but had a top-two or three finish locked up before we were wrecked with five laps to go. We did everything right all day and had everything playing out in our favor, but weren't able to capitalize on it at the end of the day.

"Hopefully this weekend can be different for us. Last year at Loudon with the new car, we didn't qualify well, but we had pretty good races. Throughout both races Larry and Derek made great calls and as the race went on, our Ford Fusion continued to get better. Hopefully, this year, with all the engineering we have done back at the shop, we can go in there with a pretty good setup in our No. 26 IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford Fusion and go from there."

Crew chief Larry Carter on racing at New Hampshire International Speedway:
"This weekend in Loudon we have a really good shot at running well. Our engineering department at Roush has done a lot of work with this new car, and I really feel that Roush Fenway is way ahead of where we were last year. We've learned a lot more with this new car and how to make it turn better, which was our problem last year at Loudon; we had such a hard time getting our car to turn in the center of the corner. We made some good calls throughout the race, which helped us near the end of each race. Hopefully, with a little better setup to start with, we should have a solid weekend."

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray