Michigan: Jamie McMurray preview

HAVOLINE TEAM FACTS: Chassis: The Havoline team will race chassis ...


Chassis: The Havoline team will race chassis #304. This is most proven car in the Havoline Racing stable. Chassis #304 has scored two top-five and three top-10 finishes (Rockingham, Texas and Fontana) in the four events it has competed in this year. Chassis #304 also finished 13th a couple weeks ago at Dover International Speedway.

McMurray is making his NASCAR Winston Cup Series debut at Michigan International Speedway this weekend. McMurray has two previous Busch Series starts at Michigan with a best finish of 12th (8/17/02).

McMurray won the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series pole at Michigan on July 22, 2000, setting a new track qualifying record. McMurray finished sixth in the race.

McMurray enters the Sirius Satellite Radio 400 24th in NASCAR Winston Cup Series points and currently leads the Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year standings.

McMurray has posted two top-five and three top-10 finishes in the first 14 races of the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season.


"I'm looking forward to Michigan. The track is very similar to California Speedway and we had a great run and finish there earlier this year. We're taking the same car we ran at Fontana, and it's the same car we've had all of our good runs in this year. Michigan's been a good track for me in the past, and I think I still hold the qualifying record in the Truck Series at Michigan. Michigan's one of those places that you can race three wide and if your car's hooked up, you can move to the front no matter where you start."

"We're coming off a disappointing run last weekend in Pocono and I think everyone on this Havoline team is looking forward to Michigan knowing we're taking the same car that we almost won with at Fontana this year. It should be a good weekend for us."


DRIVER: Jamie McMurray
CREW CHIEF: Donnie Wingo
TEAM MANAGERS: Andy Graves, Tony Glover

Name Pit Crew Duty Shop Duty

Mike Brill Car Chief / Sign Board Car Chief
Keith Mansch Front Tire Carrier Fabricator
Billy Curwood Rear Tire Changer Assembly
Andrew Carter Rear Tire Carrier N/A
Mark Cass Jack Man Chassis Setup
Dave Collins Front Tire Changer Fabricator
Heath Silver Catch Can Man Assembly
Ryan Quann Windshield Paint Shop
Mike Bodick Gas Man Assembly
Trevor Jackson Pit Support Shocks
John Frattura Pit Support Test Team
Bob Hannigan Pit Support Truck Driver
Matt Gimble Engineer Engineer
Keith Armstrong Pit Support Tire Specialist
Brady Whitcamper Scorer Assembly
Ray Hall Spotter Suspension Supervisor
Bob Dell Engine Specialist Engine Tuner
Al Shuford Trainer Trainer


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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray