Texas: Dodge - Jamie McMurray top rookie quotes

JAMIE McMURRAY (No. 42 Havoline Dodge Intrepid) - Finished 10th, best rookie "We messed up a little bit qualifying, but pit strategy worked out in our favor. I feel like we had about a fifth-place car. We ended up going from third to 15th on the...

JAMIE McMURRAY (No. 42 Havoline Dodge Intrepid) - Finished 10th, best rookie

"We messed up a little bit qualifying, but pit strategy worked out in our favor. I feel like we had about a fifth-place car. We ended up going from third to 15th on the last pit stop. I guess a lugnut fell off or something like that, but we managed to work our way back up to 10th.

"For me that was a really good day. To run 11th last week at Bristol and 10th today, I feel like everything is working out for my team. If we just work on our pit stops a little more, we'll be OK.

"We've got a completely different car than we ran at Atlanta. At Atlanta we really struggled. They made some improvements with the body and some other things that made my car better. I don't know that you can really compare here and Atlanta. Even though it's fast, we really struggled at Atlanta, and I think it had to do with the transition from the straightaways to the corners.

"I felt like we had a very balanced car today. When you have the springs stiffer in the rear than you do in the front, it's wild with the size sway bars we're running. I don't know if there's any such thing as a standard setup, but I wouldn't believe if someone told me what they raced today with my setup."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray