Martinsville II: Jamie McMurray preview

Texaco/Havoline Racing Fast Facts: * Chassis ...

Texaco/Havoline Racing Fast Facts:

* Chassis #208: Crew Chief Donnie Wingo and the Texaco/Havoline team are bringing chassis #208 to compete in the Subway 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Chassis #208 has been raced three times this season, posting one top-five and two top-10 finishes.

* Quick Learner: McMurray has adapted very well to short-track racing at Martinsville Speedway. In three NEXTEL Cup starts, he has posted two top-10 finishes. McMurray qualified second and finished seventh in the spring race at Martinsville this year.

* Mr. Consistency: McMurray heads into Martinsville sitting 11th in points, 74 points ahead of pursuer Dale Jarrett. McMurray has posted seven top-five and 19 top-10 finishes through 31 races this season. He has posted eight top-10 finishes in the last nine NEXTEL Cup Series races.

* Double Duty: McMurray will be pulling double duty this weekend in Martinsville as he will pilot the No. 2 Dodge in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on Saturday before climbing behind the wheel of the No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge for Sunday's Subway 500.

Jamie McMurray Quotes:

Martinsville Thoughts: "I'm excited to be heading back to Martinsville. We had a great run there in the spring with the Texaco/Havoline Dodge. We're taking the same car we ran at both Loudon races earlier this year, as well as the second Pocono race. It's our best short-track car.

It'll be interesting to see how the new pavement at Martinsville will affect chassis setup. I've heard from a few drivers that have tested there since the new pavement was laid down that there's good grip in the corners and it sounds like the speeds are a little faster. Martinsville's always a fun track to race on. It takes you back to the days of racing on the local short tracks back home."


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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Jarrett , Jamie McMurray