KANSAS CITY, KS (October 4, 2003) - Team Yellow and driver Jamie McMurray posted their 13th top-10 finish this season at their home track, Kansas Speedway, in front of nearly 500 Yellow customers and employees. In a race riddled with cautions,...
KANSAS CITY, KS (October 4, 2003) - Team Yellow and driver Jamie McMurray posted their 13th top-10 finish this season at their home track, Kansas Speedway, in front of nearly 500 Yellow customers and employees. In a race riddled with cautions, the #1 Yellow team displayed impressive teamwork and consistency, moving up from a twentieth place start to conclude with a strong finish. David Green won the Mr. Goodcents 300 race; Kevin Harvick was second and Greg Biffle was third.
Primary sponsor Yellow Transportation is headquartered in the Kansas City area, and a strong contingent of Yellow fans participated in Saturday morning pre-race activities before being treated to a thrilling race in Joplin, MO native McMurray's last planned drive this year with Yellow as primary sponsor.
Just before the race's half way point, driver McMurray was in second place when one car started to pass on the outside and a second tried to pass on the inside. McMurray decided to back off and let both cars go by. McMurray said of the incident, "It's just not worth risking a crash for position, especially with so much time left to race. Safety is of the utmost importance both on and off the track."
Car Chief Jon Wolfe said, "I am pleased that our team was able to perform well and get a top-ten finish here at Kansas. This is Jamie's home track, and our sponsor Yellow is headquartered here, so it's their home track too. A good finish is always nice, but it really adds to it when you can finish well for so many local supporters."
Earlier in the week Yellow co-driver David Stremme had the opportunity to meet many of the Yellow employees at the company's headquarters. His floor- by-floor "Making Friends Tour" at Yellow included many opportunities for questions and photos with new and veteran Yellow Racing fans.
Additionally, the results of the all-time Yellow Racing highlights were announced, with McMurray and Stremme moments taking the top two spots: McMurray for his dominant early 2003 win at Rockingham, and rookie sensation Stremme for posting a top-ten performance in his Busch Series debut earlier this year.
The appearances this week provided Kansas City-based employees a special connection to the racing program that Yellow has sponsored for six years. Driver David Stremme said "I always like to make new race fans, but when you are sponsored by a company that has 77% of the employees that follow racing, it's hard to find people that are not fans to convert!"
The Busch Series will compete next at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Friday, October 10th in the Little Trees 300. Driver David Stremme will be behind the wheel of the Team Yellow Dodge. The race will be tape delayed on TNT, Saturday, October 10th.