Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Post-Race
No. 1 Cessna/McDonald’s Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
- Monday’s race was the first time since arriving at Indianapolis Motor Speedway that the cars were on track, after rain washed out both practices and qualifying and postponed the scheduled start of the race from Sunday to Monday.
- McMurray started 21st due to his position in the championship point standings, per race procedure since qualifying was rained out on Saturday.
- McMurray drove inside the top-10 and spent most of the race there, racing as high as third.
- The seventh-place finish marks back-to-back top-10 finishes for McMurray (Darlington).
- Today was the final race of the 2018 MENCS regular season.
- The caution flag was shown six times for a total of 35 laps and the lead changed seven times among five drivers.
“We were just doing whatever it might take in order to win and it’s the same strategy that the No. 11 and No. 14 were on. It was hard to pass today, and I wanted to stay out because it was hard to make up any ground. When the No. 42 pitted I was worried about how many behind us might follow him in. We definitely made the right call. If the last caution hadn’t come out we would have run third or fourth, but it was a good day and nice to build on last week’s good race.”
MENCS teams will head to Las Vegas Motor Speedway next week for the South Point Casino 400 on Sunday, Sept. 16. NBC Sports, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 will have live coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET.