Winston: Jamie McMurray preview

HAVOLINE TEAM FACTS: * Chassis: The Havoline team will race chassis ...


* Chassis: The Havoline team will race chassis #105. This is a brand new car the team will be debuting this weekend in The Winston.

* McMurray will be making his first appearance in The Winston. McMurray qualified for the all-star event after winning in only his second NASCAR Winston Cup Series start last fall in the UAW-GM Quality 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

* McMurray enters The Winston 24th in NASCAR Winston Cup Series points and currently leads the Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year standings.

* McMurray has posted two top-five and three top-10 finishes in the first 11 races of the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season.


"Obviously, I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to get to race in The Winston. I've watched that race on TV for years and always thought that'd be a cool race to run in. It's a race for the fans, and for the drivers, since it's not a points race. The Havoline car has had some pretty exciting finishes in past years in The Winston, and hopefully we'll have it up front this year. I'm sure there'll be lots of fireworks on and off the track that night. It seems like there always is."

"I can't wait to go back through the gates at Charlotte. I haven't been back there since the victory last October. I'm sure there'll be a moment where I just sit back and try to take in everything that's happened in my life since then. It's been an amazing ride that I hope lasts for a long time."


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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray