Pocono: 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 Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway. This is the same car McMurray competed with at Charlotte last month. He finished third in the NEXTEL Open and fourth in the Coca-Cola 600. 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 the Pocono 500 sitting 11th in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup points, 64 points out of the NASCAR Top 10. The Joplin, Mo. native has posted three top-five and eight top-10 finishes through the first 13 races of the 2004 season. McMurray scored finishes of 32nd and 28th respectively in his two races at Pocono in 2003.

McMurray on the Tube: McMurray will hit the airwaves over the next week. He will be part of Country Music Television's (CMT) "100 Greatest Love Songs" special that will premiere June 13. In addition, he will be a guest on "DaySide with Linda Vester" on the FOX News Channel June 15.

Jamie McMurray Quotes:

Pocono Thoughts:

"I'm looking forward to going back to Pocono. I really struggled in my first race there last year, but we were running strong in the second race when the transmission broke. We were able to make up three laps under green in that race, so we definitely had a good car. We're taking the same car back this year that we ran at Pocono in the second race last year. It's also the same car we had at Charlotte last month and had strong runs. It's my favorite car."

"Pocono is tricky because all three corners are different, so you continually fight the chassis setup. You may get the car to work in two of three turns, and then struggle with the third corner. It's a fun track to race on because there's always a challenge."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray