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.
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.
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.
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.
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.