Charlotte Motor Speedway: Post-Race
No. 1 DC Solar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
- Today’s second-place finish was the best result of the 2018 season for Jamie McMurray.
- McMurray finished his strong run with an average running positon of 10.2 and completed 88% of his race in the top 15.
- The caution flag was shown eight times for a total of 16 laps, and the lead changed 10 times among eight drivers.
“Our DC Solar Chevy was really good all day long. We got a little bit off in the last pit sequence and got behind, but we had a really good car. On the restart when Brad (Keselowski) was on the front row, I happened to be on the inside and that was the lane to be in to avoid the wreck. On the final restart, I got a good restart being on the outside. I was a little disappointed because my left-side mirror fell off with about 25-laps to go and I ended up having to let the No. 12 (Ryan Blaney) go because I couldn’t see if he was inside of me. If that wasn’t the case, I think that I would be the guy in Victory Lane now versus finishing second, but overall it was a pretty fun day. I thought Marcus (Smith) and the team here did a really good job getting the track ready. It’s crazy that we ran a road course inside of this facility, but really great place.”
MENCS teams will head to Dover International Speedway next week for the Gander Outdoors 400 on Sunday, Oct. 7. NBC Sports, MRN affiliates and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 will have live coverage beginning at 2 p.m. ET.