Charlotte: JR Motorsports preview

Jamie McMurray "It's been a lot of fun racing with Pops [Tony Eury Sr.] and this entire Hellmann's crew over the last five races. There have been a few races where we didn't necessarily unload strong, but we made the right calls at the right...

Jamie McMurray

"It's been a lot of fun racing with Pops [Tony Eury Sr.] and this entire Hellmann's crew over the last five races. There have been a few races where we didn't necessarily unload strong, but we made the right calls at the right times to secure good finishes. That's the sign of a good team. I hope we come out of Charlotte with another good run. I really want to end my first six races with the team on a solid note, and hopefully the Hellmann's team can carry some positive momentum into the stand-alone races.

"I'm excited for another long weekend of racing. When the Nationwide race is a one-day show, it can be a bit of challenge, but that's not the case this weekend. It's going to be a little different at Charlotte in the daytime. We've been racing in both series under the lights. You usually get to practice in the daytime, but I don't' think we've had a scheduled day race at Charlotte in a few years, so race conditions will be different than what we're used to.

"Charlotte is special for me because it's where I got my first Cup win. As a driver, you never forget where you got your first win and the circumstances behind it. Anytime I race at Charlotte I always think back to my first win there. Man, it was special. I hope we can do the same with the Hellmann's Chevy this weekend."

Steve Arpin

"I haven't raced with the 7 team for a couple weeks, but I was able to test the new car with them at Daytona last week. Racing these cars is still a new challenge for me. My races at Darlington and Richmond were tough, but I'm looking forward to Charlotte. It's a different style track from the ones I've been racing on with the No.7 team. Right now, I just want to learn as much as I can. Running on a new track gives me plenty of opportunity to do that.

"There will be a lot of Cup drivers in this race too. That will give me the chance to get in line and gain some insight during the practice sessions. We haven't had the best of luck the past few races, so we haven't had the finishes we deserve. This is all part of the growing process, but I'm hopeful for a top-15 finish at Charlotte.

TEAM POINTS POSITION - The No. 88 Hellmann's team remains 10th in the 2010 owner points after Dover. The No. 7 team gained one spot after a 20th-place effort at "the Monster Mile" and is 25th in owner points.

JR MOTORSPORTS FAN FESTIVITIES - JRM's fan festivities begin Thursday, May 27th at 2 p.m. with an autograph signing featuring Kelley Earnhardt and Martha Earnhardt. On Friday, May 28th from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. JRM drivers Steve Arpin and newcomer J.R. Fitzpatrick will be signing autographs for fans. The event will also feature partner displays where fans can check out the newest products from JRM partners. Both events will take place at the JR Motorsports facility in Mooresville, N.C. Log on to www.dalejr.com for more information.

-source: jrm

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jamie McMurray , J.R. Fitzpatrick , Steve Arpin
Teams JRM Racing , JR Motorsports