Michigan: 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 DHL 400 at Michigan International Speedway. This is the same car McMurray scored a ninth-place finish with last weekend at Pocono Raceway and a fourth-place finish with in the Coca-Cola 600 last month at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Chassis #307 competed eight times during the second half of the 2003 season, posting two top-five and five top-10 finishes.

* McMurray Notes: McMurray heads into Michigan sitting 12th in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup points, only four points out of the NASCAR Top 10. The Joplin, Mo. native has posted three top-five and eight top-10 finishes through the first 14 races of the 2004 season. McMurray scored finishes of 14th and 36th respectively in his two races at Michigan in 2003.

* Happy Father's Day!: McMurray's No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge will be carrying a special Father's Day message for Sunday's race. Jim McMurray's name will appear above the right-side door with a special Father's Day message rolling across the hood. Jamie and Jim McMurray will appear as guests Friday night on "Trackside LIVE from Michigan" on SPEED Channel. In addition, Action Performance will be awarding a $25,000 check to the father with the highest finishing participating car in Sunday's race.

Jamie McMurray Quotes:

Michigan Thoughts: "We're taking the same car we ran last weekend in Pocono. We've been racing it a lot recently. We're going to continue to race it until we tear it up for find something that I think is better."

"I've always enjoyed going to Michigan. I sat on the pole there in the Truck Series in my very first race. I've run well there, and I've struggled also. You definitely have to have a good racecar with a good body on it. Downforce is huge there. You can race three or four wide. You can run around the bottom or run around the top, so I'm definitely looking forward to going this weekend. It's a fun track for me."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray