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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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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.
Look for these drivers to run together for as long as they can on Sunday. McMurray is the defending winner from last fall and Larson can learn a lot by following him. Oct 17 - 4:51 PM

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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.

Since he failed to make the Chase, McMurray is one of the best values in most salary cap games. The series heads to Talladega next week, which is a site where McMurray won last year to become one of the most recent spoilers in the Chase battle. McMurray failed to qualify for the playoffs in 2013.
Oct 11 - 11:55 PM

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.

McMurray overcame contact with Jeff Gordon early in the race and climbed back into contention. He ran well enough to secure the fifth-best average running position of 8.29, but ultimately cost fantasy players a ton of points.
Oct 6 - 10:14 AM

Jamie McMurray had the quickest 10-lap average in the second practice session for the Hollywood Casino 400. He posted a speed of 188.740 mph from laps one through 10.

Only four drivers recorded 10 or more consecutive laps in that session, but McMurray also reportedly had one of the two quickest five-lap averages along with his teammate Kyle Larson. McMurray’s fastest single lap of 191.584 mph was second best, which gave him the best balance of speed and durability.
Oct 4 - 1:55 PM

Last week was the first time since Pocono in August that Jamie McMurray failed to crack the top 15. He finished 39th at Kansas this spring, but had four consecutive results of 16th or better in 2012/2013.

McMurray should be able to rebound this week, so fantasy owners should not worry about him. Another finish in the high single digits or low teens is well within reach and the Chip Ganassi Racing drivers should continue to be the best non-Chasers in the field. McMurray posted the sixth-fastest time in Friday’s practice session with a lap of 195.489 mph.
Oct 3 - 2:41 PM

Jamie McMurray is seeking his fourth consecutive top-10 at Dover. He finished fourth at Richmond, ninth at Chicagoland, and fourth at New Hampshire.

McMurray has not been overly stout at Dover recently and has not scored a top-10 there in his last 12 starts. He qualified fifth for the AAA 400, however, and earned top-15s in his last two starts on this track.
Sep 27 - 10:22 AM

Jamie McMurray scored his third consecutive top-10 at New Hampshire and his eighth straight top-15. Having missed the Chase, he is on a mission to prove he is as strong as the playoff contenders and this week’s fourth-place finish does just that.

It is difficult to argue with the success that he and teammate Kyle Larson are having. Both drivers carry their momentum forward and must be viewed as favorites to run well at Dover next week.
Sep 21 - 8:03 PM

Jamie McMurray narrowly missed the pole for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire. His speed of 140.437 mph was 3/100ths of a second slower than pole sitter Brad Keselowski.

McMurray is the highest qualified non-Chase driver this week. He finished in the top 10 at Chicagoland and has something to prove by upstaging the Chasers. That makes him a great value this week, especially in salary cap games.
Sep 19 - 5:45 PM

Jamie McMurray has been consistent and occasionally one of the best values on short, flat tracks this season. In five races, he has two top-10s and another two results of 16th or better.

McMurray’s best finish came in the regular season finale Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond when he crossed under the checkers fourth. That was not enough to get him into the Chase, but is should get him onto quite a few fantasy rosters.
Sep 19 - 12:48 PM

Along with his teammate Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray was the only other non-Chaser who finished among the top 10. He crossed under the checkers ninth in the MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland.

McMurray had a car capable of leading in the early stages of the race. He took the point first on lap 40 and led three times for 32 circuits. Both Ganassi drivers have looked capable of winning during the first 27 races and they should be considered strong dark horses for the remainder of the season.
Sep 14 - 8:47 PM

Along with Clint Bowyer, Jamie McMurray was another driver whose top-five finish was not quite good enough to get him into the 2014 Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship, but he served notice that he will be a spoiler on a number of occasions in the final 10 races.

The lion’s share of victories during the Chase will go the top 12 drivers in the field, but last year McMurray was one of the non-Chase contending winners. He is capable of repeating this year and should not be automatically overlooked by fantasy owners as the season progresses.
Sep 7 - 11:20 AM

Jamie McMurray got off to a slow start on short tracks this year, but he has improved in recent performances. He finished 13th in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond and eighth in Bristol’s Irwin Tools Night Race.

There is a lot on the line for McMurray this week since he needs to win the Federated Auto Parts 400 in order to get a Chase berth. Last year, he finished fourth in this race and could challenge for another top-five if he has good practice and qualification sessions.
Sep 3 - 9:00 PM

Jamie McMurray has been steady in the last four races. He qualified eighth at Pocono and finished seventh. Since then he has not qualified worse than 18th or finished worse than eighth.

McMurray has managed to stay out of trouble in recent weeks, but he was not as lucky at the start of the season. If he had been, he might be in a points’ position similar to Matt Kenseth or Ryan Newman and not have to worry as much about winning one of the final two regular season races.
Aug 30 - 5:23 PM

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

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