DAYTONA 500 Post-race
No. 1 McDonald’s/Cessna Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
- McMurray was involved in an early incident that caused damage to the front end of the car, the repairs cost him a lap that he was never able to recover.
- Sunday was McMurray’s highest finish in the Daytona 500 since 2014 when he finished 14th.
- The caution flag was shown eight times for a total of 37 laps and the lead changed 24 times among 14 drivers.
- McMurray started the Daytona 500 in the 19th position, by virtue of finishing 9th in Thursday’s Cam-Am Duels, after being involved in a late-race wreck while running third.
“I think that Kyle (Busch) cut a tire or something and when he started spinning I just didn’t have anywhere to go. The guys worked really hard today throughout the entire race to make repairs and get the car better. We just didn’t have the speed and weren’t able to get back on the lead lap and contend. With all of the other teams having some bad luck we were able to salvage a pretty decent finish coming home with a 16th-place result. We’ll take that and move on to Atlanta next week.”
The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series will head to Atlanta Motor Speedway next week for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on Sunday, Feb. 25. FOX, PRN affiliates and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 will have live coverage beginning at 2 pm ET.