Watkins Glen: Jamie McMurray preview

Jamie McMurray has three career starts at Watkins Glen International, his best finish came in August of 2004 and 2005 when he finished 13. In three starts at the 2.45-mile road course, McMurray averages an 18.0 start and a 16.0 finish, which is...

Jamie McMurray has three career starts at Watkins Glen International, his best finish came in August of 2004 and 2005 when he finished 13.

In three starts at the 2.45-mile road course, McMurray averages an 18.0 start and a 16.0 finish, which is 10th best among active drivers.

McMurray will be running the Crown Royal paint scheme for this weekend's AMD at The Glen.

McMurray on racing at Watkins Glen International:

"Each year, I really look forward to the road course racing we get to do at Watkins Glen. The road courses present a different challenge to the driver and the setup of their cars. This weekend, we are taking the same car to Watkins Glen that we ran at Sonoma. When we ran the car in Sonoma it had great balance and speed. Hopefully, we can have a repeat performance this weekend at The Glen. The Crown Royal team hasn't had the best of luck over the last couple of weeks, but I am feeling really confident heading into this weekend. I know the team is pumped up and ready to win some races."

Crew Chief Bob Osborne on racing at Watkins Glen International:

"The Crown Royal team is really looking forward to Watkins Glen this weekend. I know for myself personally, I really enjoy the road courses and I know that Jamie does as well. We are going to run the same car we took to Sonoma, where Jamie sat on the outside pole. Needless to say, Jamie was really pleased with the way the car handled and the balance throughout the left and right turns. It's really important to a driver to have great balance throughout the car at these road courses. Our goal this weekend is to run well, have solid pit stops, and leave The Glen with at least a top-10 finish."

-credit: rr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray