Jamie McMurray’s No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet suffered body damage on lap 165 to the left rear of the car that caused a tire rub and forced two unscheduled stops for repairs. With limited cautions for much of the race, the team was unable to get back on the lead lap and re-gain track position, finishing 29th.
“Just a tough day for our McDonald’s team,” said McMurray. “We had a really fast race car and I was able to pass a bunch of guys before the No. 77 car (Erik Jones) hit me in the left rear. That contact caused a tire rub, forcing us to make a couple of stops for repairs. Once we got three or four laps down, we just could get the cautions at the right time to gain track position. I hate it for everyone on our team, because the guys keep bringing fast cars to the track, we just haven’t had the results to show for it the last three or four weeks.”