Loudon: Jamie McMurray preview

New Hampshire History: Jamie McMurray will be making his 15th NASCAR Sprint Cup series start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday. At the 1.058-mile oval McMurray has two top-five starts of third and fifth (2004, 2003). His best finish at...

New Hampshire History: Jamie McMurray will be making his 15th NASCAR Sprint Cup series start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday. At the 1.058-mile oval McMurray has two top-five starts of third and fifth (2004, 2003). His best finish at NHMS also came in 2004 when McMurray drove to a fifth-place finish.

In the Points: Following a 15th-place finish at Sonoma McMurray and the No. 1 Team gained two positions in the NSCS points standings moving to the 16th position, 142 points out of 12th- the cutoff for the Chase.

"Bono" goes Modified Racing: Crew Chief Kevin "Bono" Manion and Car Chief Gary Putnam will be pulling double duty this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Manion is bringing his Whelen Modified Car to the race track with Ryan Newman behind the wheel to race in the New England 100 on Saturday, June 26 at 1:00 ET. This will be the first race of the year for Newman, Manion and Putnam's Modified. The Modified is the Daytona 500 winning Crew and Car Chief's "labor of love" in their down time away from the hectic NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule.

CHASSIS INFO

No. 1 Suave Chevrolet (NSCS): Chassis #1008. Crew Chief Kevin "Bono" Manion has elected to bring Chassis number #1008 to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. McMurray raced the chassis in April at Phoenix International Raceway where McMurray battled handling issues after an on track altercation forcing a 24th-place finish.

-source: earnhardt ganassi racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ryan Newman , Jamie McMurray