FAST FACTS: In 12 visits to the 2.66-mile speedway, Jamie McMurray has posted four top-10 finishes. Spring vs. Fall -- On average, McMurray runs better in the Talladega spring race. In five spring races, McMurray averages a 11.3 finish. In...
In 12 visits to the 2.66-mile speedway, Jamie McMurray has posted four top-10 finishes.
Spring vs. Fall -- On average, McMurray runs better in the Talladega spring race. In five spring races, McMurray averages a 11.3 finish. In the balance of fall races, McMurray averages a 24.1 finish at the superspeedway.
Three "5's" -- McMurray has three top-five runs at Talladega, each time finishing in the fifth position.
Leader of the Pack -- McMurray has led a total of 104 laps at Talladega; second best only to Lowe's Motor Speedway in his career.
McMurray averages a 17.8 in both starting and finishing position at the 2.66-mile speedway.
Team: No. 26 BernzOmatic Fat Boy Ford Fusion
McMurray on racing at Talladega Superspeedway:
"Going to Talladega is always a race that I feel I can win at each time we race there. It's also one of those tracks where your day can be ruined just as quickly as winning. That's the thing with Talladega, you can have a great race all day and then three laps from the finish, someone gets excited and does something completely out of character and it ruins the day for a lot of guys. It's going to be interesting to see how the race plays out and hopefully, we can be there at the end. It's a great race and I always look forward to drafting, so we'll just have to see how it all works out for us this weekend.
"This weekend, the No. 26 car will have a completely different look to it. We are running the No. 26 BernzOmatic Fat Boy Ford Fusion. We've had some luck in the past with special paint schemes at restrictor-plate tracks, so hopefully we'll have the same luck this weekend."
Crew chief Larry Carter on racing at Talladega Superspeedway:
"I've always said that Jamie is one of the best 'drafters' in the series. He has always been good at judging which is the best line to run with and which line looks like it is moving the best. Talladega is so different with this new car. Everyone basically has the same handling, so when you unload on Friday, if your car is fast, you will have a good weekend, if you unload slow, there really isn't anything you can do. I know all the guys at the Roush-Yates engine shop have been putting in some long hours with the restrictor-plate engine. This is their weekend to shine, and hopefully we can be there at the end in our No. 26 BernzOmatic Fat Boy Ford Fusion."