No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Fontana: regular season race 5 of 26
Coverage: Sunday, 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN, Sirius Channel 90
Current point standings: 28th — 38 points behind 16th
Jamie McMurray’s record at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway:
22 Cup starts
3 Top-5 finishes
8 Top-10 finishes
16.5 Average Finish (ranks 8th among active tracks)
- McMurray has finished in the top-10 in his last two visits to Fontana, including a sixth-place finish last year.
- McMurray won pole position at Fontana in both races at the facility in 2010.
“I think the biggest challenge at Auto Club Speedway are the bumps on the backstretch getting into turn three. That and the seams are really slick, but the track is so wide, with multiple groves to race on; it’s a really fun track. Also, the tire fall-off is pretty significant there, so you really need to manage the tires throughout a long run. If the car is good it makes for a really fun race because there are so many grooves that you can run. If you’re having a tough weekend, it’s a miserable place because the track is so wide, you can’t hide.”