Rockingham II: Jamie McMurray preview

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The Havoline team will race chassis #304. Chassis #304 has been raced seven times in 2003 and has scored two top-five, five top-10 and seven top-15 finishes. McMurray finished fifth with chassis #304 back in February at Rockingham.

Jamie McMurray was the top Raybestos Rookie last weekend at Phoenix International Raceway, finishing 12th. He took top rookie honors for the 20th time this year and has been the highest finishing rookie in the last 11 races. Entering the Pop Secret Microwave 400, McMurray holds a 33-point advantage (277-244) over Greg Biffle in the Raybestos Rookie point standings.

In his last eight races, McMurray has posted five top-10 and seven top-15 finishes.

McMurray has scored five top-five and 12 top-10 finishes during his NASCAR Winston Cup rookie season.

McMurray comes to Rockingham 14th in NASCAR Winston Cup Series points.

McMurray has a love affair with North Carolina Speedway. He has won the last two NASCAR Busch Series races at the track, and in his two NASCAR Winston Cup Series starts, he has one top five and two top-15 finishes.

McMurray will be pulling double duty this weekend as he will pilot the No. 1 Yellow Dodge in Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series race before climbing behind the wheel of the No. 42 Havoline Dodge for Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup race.


"I can't wait to get back to Rockingham this weekend. That's probably my favorite track that we race on. There's just something about the track that I took to the first time I raced there. You can race two and three wide there, and it's a racetrack where it's about the driver and the handling of the racecar."

"I'm running in both races this weekend at Rockingham, and am really looking forward to that. I've won the last two Busch Series races there, and finished fifth with the Havoline Dodge there back in February."

"If you were going to ask me where I thought we had our best shot and getting a win this year, I would definitely tell you Rockingham. Hopefully my prediction will come true."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Greg Biffle , Jamie McMurray