Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray topped the first practice session for the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Kyle Larson posted the fastest lap of 95.141 mph with Jamie McMurray going 94.544 mph.
Jamie McMurray crashed and finished 40th last August in the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen, but that could actually improve his fantasy value at Sonoma Raceway this week if it causes the competition to overlook him. His four most recent results before then ended in top-15s.
Jamie McMurray scored the third top-10 of 2016 when he crossed under the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway checkers in ninth. He started that race 14th.
Jamie McMurray was another notable driver who failed to advance from the first round of qualification for the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway. His lap of 177.207 will put him 26th on the grid.
Jamie McMurray has persevered most of this season and has been running at the end of every race with only two top-10s to show for his effort. One of these was a fourth at Talladega SuperSpeedway, but he has failed to complete all the laps in two races since.
Danica Patrick apparently blew the engine on the No. 10 in the opening minutes of practice for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway. She oiled down the track and collected teammate Tony Stewart and Jamie McMurray. According to Patrick outside of the media center, McMurray has a slight injury to his elbow.
In his last 12 starts on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track, Jamie McMurray has finished 20th or better in 11 races. His outlier was a 21st at Atlanta Motor Speedway this spring and his average finish in that span of race was slightly worse than 14th.
Jamie McMurray won the fall 2013 race at Talladega SuperSpeedway and then finished outside the top 10 in his next four races. Three of these disappointments were outside the top 25, but he rebounded in the Geico 500 to finish fourth.
Jamie McMurray posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway. His top speed was 199.737 mph.
Credit One Bank will make its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut with Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) Teams as the primary partner on the No. 1 Chevrolet driven by Jamie McMurray for the first time this weekend at Richmond International Raceway.
Jamie McMurray sits 13th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup points’ standings, but he has done so with consistency instead of raw power. His Duck Commander 500 13th-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway was only his second top-15 of 2016.
Jamie McMurray earned the worst finish of his season last week at Martinsville Speedway. He crossed under the checkers one lap off the pace in 23rd.
Jamie McMurray surged into 10th on the final lap of the Auto Club 400 and finished there. That was one of only about 10 laps he spent inside the top 10.
Jamie McMurray finished worse than he started nine times in his last 11 Auto Club Speedway attempts, including a pair of 17th-place results in 2010 after sweeping the pole in both races that year. The 2010 season was the last time this track hosted two events in a year.