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Team: Chip Ganassi Racing-1
Age / DOB:  (39) / 6/3/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'8 / 150

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Jamie McMurray entered the Coke 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a three-race streak of top-15s on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks, but he was unable to keep that alive. He slipped to 19th in the final rundown in that event and was one lap off the pace.
The end of the Coke 600 was defined by fuel mileage strategies and a long green flag run. Under other circumstances McMurray might have been able to maintain the lead lap and finish about 15th. Fantasy owners should expect a result in the low teens and plan accordingly. Jul 9 - 9:18 AM

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Jamie McMurray is one of several drivers who will roll out a backup for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. He was involved in the nine-race crash that occurred 10 minutes into in the first session.

Midway through final practice McMurray was about midway down the speed chart. Raw speed is not particularly important in pack racing, but the No. 1 team has to feel better after shaking the car down.
Jul 3 - 5:48 PM

Seven is supposed to be a lucky number and it has certainly been that way for Jamie McMurray. He enters the NASCAR off week with three consecutive finishes of precisely seventh, which has solidified his position in the points’ standings.

McMurray had four other top-10s in the previous 12 races, but only two of them came in back-to-back affairs. The road course of Sonoma Raceway could interrupt his streak, but it will not diminish his strength.
Jun 19 - 8:32 PM

For the first time in 40 races, Jamie McMurray scored three consecutive top-10s with his seventh-place result in the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan. Notably, all three of these results have been seventh-place finishes.

As remarkable as that is, his accomplishment is even more amazing because it is his first Michigan top-10 in the last 13 events. His teammate Kyle Larson also had a top-10 capable car before a late-race gamble sent him to the tail-end of the lead lap.
Jun 14 - 8:47 PM

This Sunday, Jamie McMurray will seek his first top-10 at Michigan International Speedway in his last 13 starts, but he is going to have to overcome a 25th-place position on the grid to do so.

Like his teammate Kyle Larson, he is coming off back-to-back top-10s at Dover International Speedway and Pocono Raceway and that improves his odds. Only one driver per race on average has overcome a qualification attempt of 25th or worse in the past six Michigan events, however, and that makes him a long shot.
Jun 13 - 12:53 PM

For only the second time this season, Jamie McMurray earned back-to-back top-10s. He finished seventh last week at Dover International Speedway and again this week at Pocono Raceway in the Axalta We Paint Winners 400.

These two tracks are about as dissimilar from one another as possible, but identical results on the two point toward an organization with a solid core program that can be built upon. McMurray should continue to score top-15s in the coming weeks with frequent visits to the top 10.
Jun 7 - 5:46 PM

Jamie McMurray qualified 18th last June at Pocono Raceway and was eighth in August, but he improved in both races to sweep the top 10.

McMurray split the difference in qualification this week and will roll off the grid 14th. With the right calls on pit road, he should be able to finish among the top-10 and score some place differential points in games that offer them.
Jun 6 - 6:13 PM

Chip Ganassi Racing placed both of their drivers in the top 10 with Jamie McMurray finishing seventh and Kyle Larson crossing under the checkers third in the FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway.

CGR ended the 2014 season as one of the most effective teams and challenged the Chase drivers regularly. Fantasy players have been waiting for their resurgence and this could be a preview of things to come.
May 31 - 8:53 PM

Jamie McMurray’s crew chief Matt McCall has been place on probation through December 31st after receiving a P2 penalty from NASCAR. The punishment was for modifying the right rear quarter panel opening after qualifying inspection for the Coke 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

So long as McCall does not get dinged by NASCAR again, the impact of this penalty will not be felt, but he will face harsher fines if caught with another infraction. That will make the team slightly more conservative in future races.
May 27 - 6:12 PM

Jamie McMurray should be watched closely on Saturday to evaluate whether he has top-five potential. Last year he swept that spot at Charlotte Motor Speedway after starting 26th in May and 18th in October.

McMurray qualified 22nd for this week’s Coca-Cola 600, which places him in between last year’s pair of qualifications. In fall 2013 he started 25th, however, and could only rise to 19th.
May 22 - 10:57 AM

Jamie McMurray had the fastest car on long green flag runs, but the end of the race developed yellow fever. McMurray’s fourth-place finish in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway was his second top-five of the year.

This top-five was important because it did not come as the result of a strategy call like the one at Phoenix International Raceway. McMurray is cementing his position in the top 16 in points and making the No. 1 increasingly fantasy relevant.
Apr 26 - 4:49 PM

For the first time since 2007 while he drove for Roush-Fenway Racing, Jamie McMurray posted back-to-back top-10s at Texas Motor Speedway. He finished sixth in the Duck Commander 500.

McMurray also started his career in 2003 with three consecutive top-10s on this track while racing for Chip Ganassi. He had one other top-10 in 2008, but struggled for several seasons. His sixth-place finish helped him climb three spots in the points and gives him a little breathing room.
Apr 12 - 9:39 AM

So far in 2015, Jamie McMurray has been batting 0.500. He has earned three results of 11th or better compared to four efforts outside the top 20.

McMurray’s best result came at Phoenix when he finished second after starting third. Since then, he has finished better than he started in every race.
Apr 5 - 6:09 PM

Jamie McMurray finished 10th in the STP 500 and jumped one position in the standings to 15th.

McMurray has been slowly advancing up the grid and while points are not the primary concern with NASCAR’s win-and-in Chase formula, it is a good gauge of how well a driver and team is running. This was McMurray’s third result of 11th or better in the first six races of 2015.
Mar 29 - 8:52 PM

Jamie McMurray is one of only five drivers who managed to overcome a qualification effort of 25th or worse and finish among the top 10 during Auto Club’s most recent six races. If he finishes with the leaders again this week, he will have to do that again after qualifying 26th.

His teammate Kyle Larson qualified in the top five so fantasy owners know there is some speed in the organization. McMurray is a hidden gem.
Mar 21 - 10:27 AM