No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet SS
Jamie McMurray will make career start No. 29 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) this weekend. In 28 previous starts he has recorded one top-five and seven top-10 finishes, has led 40 laps and completed 5,326 of 5,477 (97.2%) laps. McMurray has a 22.7 average start and an average finish of 17.9.
McMurray will look to improve on his top-10 qualifying and finish from his last race at MIS when he qualified and finished eighth. He will also try to rebound after a disappointing finish last weekend at Pocono Raceway when he crashed out on lap 96, dropping three positions to eighth in the series point standings.
“Fast is the first word that comes to mind for Michigan. We carry a lot of speed down the straightaways, but the track offers a lot of room to find a groove that works. Hopefully we can rebound a little bit this weekend after taking a hit in the point standings with the accident at Pocono. Our teammates won the last time we were in Michigan, so we know that we have a team capable of running up front. This often comes down to being a fuel mileage race, so there will be a lot of different strategies on Sunday most likely. I know that we all would love to have a win anywhere, but Michigan would be especially fun with it being in the backyard for our manufacturer and all the employees at Chevrolet who help support our team so much.”