No. 1 CESSNA CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1
Coverage: The CAN-AM 500 is scheduled to begin on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m., EST. Live coverage can be found on NBC, MRN Radio and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
MCMURRAY AT ISM RACEWAY (PHOENIX):
30 Cup starts
2 Top-5 finishes
5 Top-10 finishes
14.9 Average start (ranks 6th among active tracks)
19.0 Average finish (ranks 16th of active tracks)
- McMurray finished finished 6th in this race last year, after starting 13th.
- McMurray’s 26th-place finish in the spring at Phoenix, snapped a string of nine consecutive finishes of 18th or better at ISM Raceway, where he logged one top-five and three top-10 finishes.
- McMurray has seven straight starts from inside the top-15 at Phoenix, dating back to the spring of 2015.
- McMurray won the 2004 XFINITY Series fall race at Phoenix driving for Chip Ganassi Racing.
- McMurray will make his 31st start in the NASCAR Cup Series at Phoenix this weekend. In his previous 30 starts he has completed 8,966 of 9,363 laps (95.8 percent) and has led a total of 31 laps.
MCMURRAY ON PHOENIX:
“They’ve moved the start-finish line from what used to be the front stretch over to what used to be Turn 2, which will now be Turn 4, so, that’s going to make things a little confusing when communicating to your team. We’re going to get that mixed up some during the weekend.
“I think the big story is going to be restarts, because now you’re going to be able to cut the dogleg and that’s a lot more interesting inside of the car than it is on TV, because the transition jolts your body, the splitter hits the ground, the car’s bottoming out, and because of this, I just think restarts are going to be wild.”