Michigan II: Jamie McMurray preview

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

Texaco/Havoline Racing Fast Facts:

* Chassis #307: Crew Chief Donnie Wingo and the Texaco/Havoline team are bringing chassis #307 to compete in the GFS Marketplace 400 at Michigan International Speedway. McMurray last raced chassis #307 to a seventh-place finish in the Brickyard 400. In five starts in 2004, chassis #307 has posted one top-five and three top-10 finishes.

* The Chase is On: McMurray heads into Michigan sitting 15th in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup points, 99 points out of the NASCAR Top 10 and the Chase for the Championship. The Joplin, Mo. native has posted four top-five and 11 top-10 finishes through the first 22 races of the 2004 season.

* Double Duty: McMurray will be pulling double duty this weekend as he will pilot the No. 41 Dodge for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series race before climbing behind the wheel of the No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge in Sunday's NEXTEL Cup race. McMurray is making his first of two starts in 2004 in the No. 41 Dodge in the NASCAR Busch Series.

* Last Time in Michigan: After qualifying 30th, McMurray had raced his way into the top five before the engine let go in his Dodge. McMurray finished the June event at MIS in 37th place.

Jamie McMurray Quotes:

Michigan Thoughts: "This is going to be a crucial weekend for us. We were able to gain a little ground on the top 10 in points last weekend at Watkins Glen, but we need to come out of the box strong this weekend in Michigan and hopefully get even closer to making the cut off for the Chase for the Championship."

"We're taking the same car to Michigan this weekend that we had there back in June. While we didn't qualify well, we had raced our way into the top five before the motor let go. If we can keep everything together, we should be a contender this weekend."


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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray , Chip Ganassi , Felix Sabates
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing