Pocono: Jamie McMurray preview

McMurray on racing at Pocono Raceway: "Pocono is a unique track that we visit twice a year and it's the only triangular racetrack we compete on all season long. Due to the unique layout of the track, it forces us to look at a few...

McMurray on racing at Pocono Raceway:

"Pocono is a unique track that we visit twice a year and it's the only triangular racetrack we compete on all season long. Due to the unique layout of the track, it forces us to look at a few different aspects of our race car for this weekend's race. Horsepower is the key at Pocono and you need to have a fast and powerful car since there are three different straightaways. We had really fast cars last year at Pocono and earned a Top-10 finish in August so I'm confident as we head into this weekend's race that we'll have a great finish that this IRWIN VISE-GRIP team deserves."

Crew chief Donnie Wingo on racing at Pocono Raceway:

"Racing at Pocono is one of the more challenging tracks that we visit each year from a crew chief's point of view. It's a track where you have three very different turns and some long straightaways so it allows us to try a lot of different aspects when it comes to a car's set-up. Handling, horsepower, and fuel mileage all are big factors when it comes to having a successful race at Pocono. The last time that Jamie raced here, he earned a Top-10 finish and I know that our IRWIN VISE-GRIP team is looking for a similar finish this Sunday."

FAST FACTS:

* In 12 starts at the 2.5-mile, tri-oval track, Jamie McMurray has one Sprint Cup pole and three top-10 finishesJ

* McMurray's average start at Pocono Raceway is 17.7 and his average finish is 21.3

* McMurray's best Cup series starting position at Pocono is from the pole which he achieved in the 2005 Pennsylvania 500

* This weekend at Pocono, McMurray will pilot the No. 26 IRWIN VISE-GRIP Ford Fusion

* Entering the Pocono 500, McMurray is currently 22nd in the Sprint Cup driver point standings

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray