Jamie McMurray had a top-10 car for most of the afternoon, but a two-tire strategy near the end propelled him to second. He was able to hang onto the position through two late-race restarts and challenged Kevin Harvick briefly at the close.
Phoenix is likely one of Jamie McMurray’s least favorite tracks to visit. In 23 starts there, he earned only three top-10s and has an average finish of 20.8 that places this track 19th out of 23rd in that regard.
Jamie McMurray posted the fastest single lap in Thursday morning’s test at Atlanta. His top speed was 191.549 mph, which was more than 1.3 mphs faster than teammate Kyle Larson who was second in that session.
Jamie McMurray has been one of the most consistent finishers in recent years in the Sprint Unlimited. He finished second in 2009 and 2011, was third in 2010, and sixth last year.
Today’s race marked the sixth Rolex 24 At Daytona win for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) in just 12 attempts.
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced today that Matt McCall has been named crew chief for Jamie McMurray and the No. 1 team.
Jamie McMurray finished fifth in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It was his seventh top-five of the season and his second of the past three races.
Jamie McMurray posted the fastest single lap in the final practice session for the Quicken Loans 500k. His top speed was 137.106 mph.
Jamie McMurray spent much of his day at Texas battling to stay on the lead lap or to regain the lap he ultimately lost. With a rash of cautions late in the AAA Texas 500, he got back on the same circuit as the leaders and finished fifth as chaos erupted during two green-white-checkered attempts.
Jamie McMurray set a new qualification record and won the pole for Sunday’s Goody's 500 at Martinsville Speedway. His fastest lap was 18.954 seconds, which converts to 99.905 mph.
Jamie McMurray scraped the wall in the first practice session for the Goody's 500. He made minor contact.
The Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson had the best 10-lap averages at Talladega in the first practice session for the Geico 500. McMurray went 196.586 mph from his third through 12th laps, while Larson went 196.061 from laps two through 11.
From the GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono this August through the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire three weeks ago, Jamie McMurray posted eight consecutive top-15s. Then, he suffered bad luck at Dover and Kansas to finish in the 20s twice. He needed to rebound at Charlotte and did just that with a third-place finish in the Bank of America 500.
Jamie McMurray was running fifth in the Hollywood Casino 400 with 10 laps remaining when he suffered a flat left front tire. He was forced to pit and fell to 25th in the final standings.