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Jamie McMurray |

Team: Chip Ganassi Racing-1
Age / DOB:  (38) / 6/3/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'8 / 150

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In part because of an early-race speeding penalty, Jamie McMurray was off-sequence on pit stops when he assumed the lead on lap 238, but he managed to maintain his track position and led the most laps in the Irwin Tools Night Race. He slipped at the end to finish eighth.
No one expected McMurray to contend for the victory, but his mid-race surge changed that notion. He is one of many drivers in the top 30 in points who can only make the Chase if they score a victory in the last two regular season races. Aug 24 - 4:43 PM

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Jamie McMurray is batting 0.500 at Bristol in his last 10 races. In that span of events, he has five top-10s including a best of third in the 2010 night race.

His other results are poor enough to give him an average finish of only 13.9, however. His Food City 500 this spring netted a 38th. He should not be considered and automatic pick this week, but should be watched for signs of strength in practice.
Aug 21 - 2:25 PM

Jamie McMurray finished 14th in the Pure Michigan 400 and earned his third consecutive top-15 finish. He was seventh at Pocono and 14th at Watkins Glen.

Sitting 19th in the points’ standings, McMurray is going to need more than strong runs to get into Chase contention. With Hendrick Motorsports power under the hood, his best opportunity to win a race may come at Atlanta.
Aug 18 - 10:04 AM

Jamie McMurray has failed to crack the top 10 at Michigan for more than half a decade. His last strong run came in 2008 when he finished 10th in both races at this track.

McMurray has earned four top-15s in the intervening 11 races, including a 12th this June. He may be able to break his long drought with Hendrick Motorsports under the hood, but will face some tough competition and cannot be considered an automatic favorite.
Aug 16 - 8:49 AM

Jamie McMurray finished fourth in the Toyota / Save Mart 350k at Sonoma and followed that up with another top-15 at Watkins Glen, making him one of the best values on this track type. He finished 14th in the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen.

McMurray started 14th and finished in that same position, but he ran a little better overall. He posted the eighth-best average running position of 11.9, but got shuffled back in the closing laps.
Aug 10 - 9:40 PM

Jamie McMurray has occasionally been strong on road courses with four results of sixth or better in 23 starts on this track type.

One of those strong runs came this June at Sonoma and he narrowly missed the top 10 with an 11th last year at the Glen. However, he also has six results outside the top 20 on road courses and that makes him a risky proposition in the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen.
Aug 6 - 1:10 PM

Jamie McMurray’s name did not get called very often during the GoBowling.com 400, but he recorded the sixth-best average running position en route to a seventh-place finish.

McMurray currently sits 20th in the points’ standings and will need to win in order to earn a Chase berth. He struggled through a series of misfortunes early in the season, however, and needs more consistent strong runs than he has recorded in order to be in a position to win.
Aug 3 - 5:28 PM

Jamie McMurray has finished between 10th and 17th in his last five Pocono attempts, which makes him a reliable mid-cap pick in fantasy games where he is priced appropriately.

Reliability can be more important than the potential to score top-five finishes. McMurray should only be used if he fits well into a player’s salary cap budget. There is very little rational to rearrange a roster to accommodate him.
Jul 31 - 2:28 PM

Jamie McMurray has a reputation for performing exceptionally well in marquee races. His 2010 Brickyard 400 victory came in his first attempt after rejoining Chip Ganassi’s organization.

This week’s prognosis is not as great, however. McMurray finished fourth at Indy the following year, but his last two attempts ended in results of 22nd in 2012 and 15th in 2013. In five races on flat tracks this year he topped out with 10th-place finishes at Phoenix and Pocono, which is the high water mark fantasy owners should expect on Sunday.
Jul 22 - 5:55 PM

Jamie McMurray did not sustain crash damage at New Hampshire and as a result he finished 16th.

Fantasy players who think failing to get involved in a wreck at New Hampshire was much of an accomplishment need to take a closer look at McMurray’s season. He has been slowed or stopped by crash damage in almost half of his starts this season including the three events that preceded the Camping World RV Sales 301.
Jul 16 - 11:03 AM

Jamie McMurray finished 16th in the Camping World RV Sales 301 and climbed one position in the standings, but he remains well outside of the Chase cutoff in 21st without a 2014 victory to his credit.

McMurray is known for his ability to score big on NASCAR’s grandest stages, however, and the Cup field rolls into Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 as their next outing. Fantasy players will want to give serious consideration to starting him in that race, but if he does not perform he could be relegated to the bench for the foreseeable future.
Jul 13 - 8:59 PM

Jamie McMurray was one of 13 drivers who swept the top 15 at New Hampshire last year with a 12th in the Camping World RV Sales 301 and a fifth in the Sylvania 300.

His top-15 streak on this one-mile oval should put him on a few fantasy radar screens, but it bears noting that his best effort in the two previous seasons was a 20th. McMurray’s best short, flat track attempt this year was a 10th, however, and that came on the other one-mile flat track of Phoenix so he should be watched for signs of strength in practice.
Jul 11 - 8:44 AM

Jamie McMurray (No. 1 Chevrolet SS) leads the first practice for the Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

A lap of 201.952 mph was the quickest of the 44 cars out on the track for the first practice session. No. 42 Kyle Larson, No. 15 Clint Bowyer, No. 2 Brad Keselowski and No. 24 Jeff Gordon are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. No. 32 Terry Labonte was the slowest.
Jul 3 - 7:51 PM

Jamie McMurray, a two-time winner in NSCS competition at Daytona, has made 23 career starts at the 2.5 mile high-banked tri-oval.

He has five top-10 and three top-five finishes at the famed "World Center of Racing", as well as two wins coming in the 2007 Coke Zero 400 and the 2010 Daytona 500. McMurray has completed 3,736 of a possible 4,066 (91.9%) laps of completion. His best start was sixth (2006) and best finish of first-place twice (July 2007 and February 2010).-Chip Ganassi Racing
Jul 2 - 9:57 PM

In just three starts at Kentucky Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Jamie McMurray has completed 732 of 801 (91.4%) laps of competition.

He has one top-five finish that came with last year’s runner-up result. He also has an average start of 24.7 and average finish of 17.7.-Chip Ganassi Racing
Jun 26 - 12:26 PM