LAS VEGAS post-race
No. 1 Cessna/DC Solar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
- McMurray suffered a right front tire failure on lap 176 while running in the 12th position that caused the No. 1 Chevy to slam into the wall and bring a premature end to his race.
- The caution flag was shown four times for a total of 29 laps and the lead changed 11 times among eight drivers.
“I blew a right-front tire. I don’t really know what happened. Up to that point we were definitely better than we were at Atlanta. I thought we had a good Cessna/DC Solar Chevy today, but it was hard to pass. The track really rubbered in and it seemed like the bottom was the preferred groove and when everybody was running the bottom it was pretty tough to pass, but we had a good car. I hate it we exited early, but we’ll work hard to come back next week and fight for a better result.”
MENCS teams will head to ISM Raceway, in Avondale, Ariz., next week for the TicketGuardian 500 on Sunday, Mar. 11. FOX, MRN affiliates and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 will have live coverage beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET.
McMurray will also compete in Saturday’s DC Solar 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, beginning at 5 p.m. ET on FS1.