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Jamie McMurray

Team: Chip Ganassi Racing-1
Age / DOB:  (41) / 6/3/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 150

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DC Solar is moving to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) for the 2018 season as a primary partner with both Kyle Larson (No. 42) and Jamie McMurray (No. 1).
In addition to partnering with Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) in the MENCS, DC Solar will continue to be seen in the XFINITY Series (NXS) for several races on the No. 42 Chevrolet with both Larson and McMurray behind the wheel. McMurray will compete in the NXS for the first time since 2013. He has not run multiple races in one season in the series since 2011 when he competed in six races. He is an eight-time winner in the NXS, with his most recent win coming at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2010 driving for JR Motorsports. McMurray enters the 2018 season on the heels of three consecutive trips to the Playoffs, the most recent of which saw the veteran driver advance to the second round.-CGR Jan 16 - 5:09 PM

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Jamie McMurray finished sixth in the Can Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, which snapped a four-race streak outside the top 15.

McMurray was one of the most consistent drivers throughout the season, but when things went badly in round two, he lost his momentum. Now he needs to score another top-10 so this team can head into the offseason with a positive program.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 07:07:00 PM

Playoff contender, Jamie McMurray got involved in an accident at the lap-27 mark as a group of Chevrolets headed for pit road.

McMurray got turned by Erik Jones as he slowed for the pits. He was hit multiple times and will finish in the high 30s. He has advanced through the playoffs via consistency to this point, but without a win in Kansas next week, this could be the end of his championship hunt.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 02:52:00 PM

Jamie McMurray finished fifth in the Bank of America 500, which was his first top-five in the past nine races.

That might have been his first top-five in a while, but he has been one of the top values regardless. In his last nine efforts, he has not failed to score a top-15 and consistency is often more important than raw power. Of course, it’s nice when the two can be combined.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 05:08:00 PM

As predicted on Rotoworld in the Weekend Update, Jamie McMurray scored yet another top 10 in the Apache Warrior 400 at Dover International Speedway. He crossed under the checkers ninth.

McMurray has eight top-10s and 14 top-15s in his last 18 attempts—a rolling half season. He qualified modestly in 26th and that means he added 17 place-differential points to his total.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 08:05:00 PM

Jamie McMurray finished 10th in the Taste of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.

That has been the common theme for McMurray all year. He rarely challenges for the win, but his consistent finishes in the high single digits and low teens makes him one of the most attractive fantasy options in the field.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 09:58:00 AM

Jamie McMurray finished 10th in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, which is his 13th top-10 in 25 races this season.

McMurray has another seven top-15s and a 17th. He has been the most consistent driver this season and while he may struggle to make the second round of the playoffs he is going to continue to be a great fantasy value.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 11:31:00 PM

Jamie McMurray posted the quickest 10-lap average in the first practice session for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of 126.604 from laps three through 12.

Long run speed is critical on a rhythm track like Bristol. McMurray enters the race with six consecutive top-15s, but no top-fives. Look for another finish in that same range.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 01:55:00 PM

Jamie McMurray finished ninth in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, which was his fourth consecutive top-10 on this track.

McMurray’s position in the playoff rankings is not entirely secure if there are more unique winners in the next three races. He needs to get up to the leaders and challenge for wins. His consistency makes him a great fantasy value, however.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 08:43:00 PM

Jamie McMurray finished seventh in the Quaker State 400 by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway which was the sixth time in six races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year that he finished between seventh and 12th.

That level of consistency makes him one of the easiest drivers to handicap on this track type. Often that is much more valuable than a top-five finish.
Sat, Jul 8, 2017 11:34:00 PM

Jamie McMurray posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Quaker State 400 by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway with a speed of 186.780 mph.

He was eighth-fastest in Happy Hour. Combined together, those speeds are a good indication that he will challenge for a top-10 in Saturday night’s race.
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 02:49:00 PM

Jamie McMurray started the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway in second and like most drivers this week, he seesawed up and down the grid. He finished 10th.

It is important for McMurray to score strong results since there are now 10 drivers who have staked a claim to the playoffs with a win. McMurray needs to stay as high in the points as possible and consistent top-15s are doing the trick.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017 07:47:00 PM

Jamie McMurray earned his second career Michigan International Speedway top-five and the first in the past 12 years when he crossed under checkers fifth in the FireKeepers Casino 400.

McMurray was favored to score a top-10 based on the fact that he has finished that well in three of his last four Michigan races and had another single digit run at Auto Club Speedway this spring. When a driver outperforms lofty expectations, he is a great value.
Sun, Jun 18, 2017 07:13:00 PM

Jamie McMurray finished seventh in the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway, which was his seventh consecutive top-15 finish of the year.

Since leaving Daytona, McMurray has finished in the top 15 on 11 occasions in the past 12 races. That has made him one of the most consistent racers each week even though top-fives are kind of rare.
Sun, Jun 4, 2017 06:45:00 PM

Jamie McMurray posted the quickest 10-lap average in Saturday morning practice for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover with a speed of 156.448 mph.

McMurray also had the eighth-fastest single lap in the first practice and that gives him a good balance this week. He will need it because he qualified mid-pack in 19th and will have to use some patience to get to the front.
Sat, Jun 3, 2017 12:05:00 PM