CHARLOTTE (600) post-race
No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Standings: 20th (65 points behind 16th)
- McMurray was able to overcome a one-lap deficit when he was forced to pit off-sequence under green-flag conditions in Stage 1, finishing 32nd in the first stage.
- The sixth-place finish was McMurray’s eighth top-10 finish of his career in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
- This was the first time that both CGR cars finished in the top-10 in the same race since Charlotte last Fall (Oct. 2017).
- Sunday’s race was slowed by caution 11 times for a total of 54 laps. The lead changed nine times among four drivers.
“We had two sets of tires that felt loose, which forced us to have to pit under green in Stage 1. I was just positive one of the wheels were loose, but they said there was nothing wrong. The car was shaking so bad I was scared so I went ahead and pitted. That happened to me twice, one time under green and then again have a real short green-flag run, I had to pit again. We had a really good McDonald’s Chevy tonight and we’ve come a long way, especially the Chevy’s from the beginning of the year 1.5-mile tracks. I think in less than a month we will contend to win. That is a good feeling.”
MENCS teams will head to Pocono Raceway next week for the Pocono 400 on Sunday, Jun 3. FOX Sports 1, MRN affiliates and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 will have live coverage beginning at 2 p.m. ET.