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Jamie McMurray

Team: Chip Ganassi Racing-1
Age / DOB:  (40) / 6/3/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'8 / 150

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Jamie McMurray hopes to regain the top 10 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time in five years. His last solid run on this track came in the 2011 Brickyard 400 when he finished fourth. He won the year previous.
McMurray’s best result since then was a 15th and that is the range where he practiced on Friday. He is coming off a solid run at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, however, and could defy predictions. He is a good fantasy pick only if he fits one’s final niche. Jul 22 - 9:37 PM

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Jamie McMurray was one of two drivers able to take advantage of the missing Dale Earnhardt Jr. to rise in the points. He finished sixth in the New Hampshire 301 to earn his third top-10 in the last five races, which put him 14th in the points’ standings with a 13-point advantage over Junior and 27 over the current elimination spot.

Coming off a seventh at Kentucky Speedway, this is the first time this season McMurray scored back-to-back top-10s. He is gaining momentum at the right time to make the Chase, but in order to contend for a championship he will need to challenge for wins.
Jul 17 - 8:08 PM

Jamie McMurray challenged for a top-five two-thirds of the way through the Quaker State 400 by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway, then faded as he was one of the first drivers to go into fuel conservation mode. That conservation paid off, however, as he surged to seventh at the end.

This strong run propelled McMurray into Chase contention. He currently sits 15th in the standings, 10 points ahead of Trevor Bayne, but if another racer below him in the ranking wins he is in jeopardy of getting know out again because he is 21 behind Austin Dillon. McMurray needs to win for peace of mind.
Jul 10 - 12:00 AM

Jamie McMurray won the 2013 Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway and then went nine races without another top-10 finish on a restrictor-plate, superspeedway until this May’s fourth in the Geico 500. Fantasy owners are interested in whether he will keep that momentum at Daytona International Speedway in the Coke Zero 400.

The last time McMurray was at the top of the order, he scored back-to-back top-10s at Daytona and Talladega. In fact, all but one of his 13 career top-10s on this track type came as back-to-back successes.
Jul 1 - 12:45 PM

Jamie McMurray posted the second fastest lap in the first practice session for the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, but he could not back it up on pole day. His lap of 94.712 mph was good enough for only 21st on the grid.

Many considered McMurray to be one of the favorites to win the pole this week because he did just that in 2013 and 2014. Last year, he started mid-pack in 18th, however, and almost cracked the top 10.
Jun 25 - 2:52 PM

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.

McMurray’s fastest lap was not without drama. He blocked Tony Stewart coming to the green on his fastest lap and got nudged sideways. Fans will recall Stewart’s famous run-in with Brian Vickers several years back that landed the No. 14 on the tire barrier and consider whether there will be further fallout in the race. Larson’s lap was exceptional and uneventful.
Jun 24 - 5:03 PM

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.

McMurray is largely an unheralded road course racer, but he regular competes in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. That commitment to twisty tracks shows up on NASCAR Cup weekends.
Jun 21 - 2:12 PM

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.

From Kansas Speedway through Charlotte Motor Speedway, McMurray struggled to finish within sight of the leaders. In those three races, he failed to finish on the lead lap a single time and came closest with a 19th in the Coke 600—one lap off the pace.
Jun 12 - 8:09 PM

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.

McMurray should be watched closely in Saturday’s practice session because he could earn substantial place-differential points for fantasy owners.
Jun 3 - 5:09 PM

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.

McMurray has run well enough to maintain the 14th-place position in the points. Unless his results improve, however, there are a lot of drivers lined up between him and 20th who would love to take his position in the Chase.
May 25 - 8:21 PM

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.

The damage appears to be significant enough that all three drivers will need to roll out backups. If Stewart or McMurray do not change their engines, they should not have to go to the back of the pack after qualification. Patrick will almost certainly have to replace both the engine and the car.
May 13 - 11:21 AM

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.

McMurray would have an almost perfect record on this track type if not for an accident in the 2015 Atlanta race. He has not scored a top-five on these courses since 2014, but he ended that season with back-to-back results of third and fifth at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway respectively.
May 5 - 9:12 PM

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.

McMurray was at the eye of several storms, but he survived with minimal damage. At Talladega driver have to be both lucky and good.
May 1 - 5:28 PM

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.

McMurray’s time was set in the draft and is representative of how fast the pack was going. McMurray tends to step up in high-profile races and has two wins on this track with the latest coming in 2013. His last two years have not been as productive though; he has only one top-25 in four starts.
Apr 29 - 3:39 PM

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.

The No. 1 Credit One Bank Chevrolet SS will make its first of three appearances on the NSCS circuit this season beginning with the Toyota Owners 400. The Credit One Bank signature blue paint scheme can also be seen on the No. 1 Chevrolet later this season at Daytona International Speedway (July 2) and Dover Speedway (Oct. 2).-CGR
Apr 20 - 2:42 PM