- McMurray finished on the lead lap for the 20th time in 32 MENCS career starts at Martinsville Speedway
- Martinsville was the final short-track race of 2018, as the season winds-down to the final three races of the season
- The caution flag was shown eight times for a total of 68 laps and the lead changed 11 times among six drivers
“Today was very challenging day for us. Our McDonald’s Chevy seemed to change after every new set of tires, regardless of the changes that we made. It was frustrating because it is already tough to battle for track position at Martinsville, depending on whether you are in the outside or inside lane on restarts. The guys did a nice job trying to adjust on the car and find that balance. I just hate that we didn’t have a chance to bring home a better finish here. Martinsville has always been one of my favorite places to race.”
MENCS teams will head to Texas Motor Speedway next week for the AAA Texas 500 on Sunday, Nov. 4. NBC Sports, PRN affiliates and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 will have live coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET.