BUSCH: Chicagoland: Jamie McMurray race report

Team Yellow puts on all-star performance in Chicago with fifth top-10 finish in a row JOILIET, IL (July 14, 2003) -- As Chicago leads up to the All-Star baseball game, Team Yellow put on an All-Star performance at Chicagoland Speedway last ...

Team Yellow puts on all-star performance in Chicago with fifth top-10 finish in a row

JOILIET, IL (July 14, 2003) -- As Chicago leads up to the All-Star baseball game, Team Yellow put on an All-Star performance at Chicagoland Speedway last weekend. The team started the first inning behind. But like a ball club with timely hitting and strong mid-inning pitching, Team Yellow had moved into ninth-place by the end of the race for the team's fifth top-10 finish in a row. That's definitely an All-Star performance.

The team was struggling in the first practice session, but found its break when they discovered a bad carburetor in the Dodge. After replacing the equipment, Team Yellow had recovered from its early-inning woes and evened the score, only to fall behind in qualifying, starting in 27th place. But hours of work over and under the car had Team Yellow confident it had a strong car.

"This was a long weekend of ups and downs for Team Yellow," Car Chief Jon Wolfe said. "We came to Chicagoland Speedway expecting at least a top-ten finish, and the whole team had to work hard for it. We made some changes to the car after our first practice, and we were able to fine tune the car in 'Happy Hour' so we felt like we would be strong in the race.

"During the event, Jamie (McMurray) did an outstanding job of being patient and working his way safely through the field. There were several cautions during the race and the teamwork between spotter and driver helped us to avoid them. The crew turned out some great pit stops and by working together we were able to get another top ten finish for the employees of Yellow."

Driver Jamie McMurray said, "This was a really tiring but a fun race for me. I had to keep working my way up through traffic. I enjoy the challenge of passing on a track that only has one groove in it, but it will tire you out. Once again Team Yellow did a fantastic job of giving me a strong car so I was able to pass and move forward. I think we only made one very minor air pressure adjustment today, besides that we didn't do a thing to the car. The consistency behind this team is what makes them championship material."

The NASCAR Busch Series will be at New Hampshire International Speedway for the New England 200 on Saturday, July 19 with driver Jamie McMurray. The race will be aired live on TNT and broadcast live on MRN beginning at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Qualifying for the event will take place Friday, July 18 at 1:30 p.m. EDT and will be aired on Speedchannel.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jamie McMurray