Ford Chip Ganassi Racing (FCGR) announced today that they will field two (No. 01 and No. 02) Ford EcoBoost Prototypes entries at the Rolex 24 At Daytona in 2016.
There are several strong picks each year on short, flat tracks, but Jamie McMurray is not always one of the names associated with that course type. Both of his second-place finishes in 2015 came on them, however, as well as another fourth-place finish on a minimally-banked track.
Jamie McMurray (#1 McDonald's Chevrolet SS) finished 13th in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Jamie McMurray finished 15th last week at Phoenix International Raceway, which was his third straight top-15 since suffering a blown engine at Talladega SuperSpeedway.
Jamie McMurray battled Jeff Gordon hard and clean, but had to settle for second when the checkers waved over the Goody's 500 at Martinsville Speedway. It was his second second-place finish in the 2015 season.
Jamie McMurray was the fastest non-Chase contender in final practice for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His top speed of 188.062 mph was the seventh-fastest on the speed chart.
Jamie McMurray earned his best finish in 20 races and snapped a 13-race streak of sub-10th-place finishes, but it was not quite enough to advance to the final round. He ended the AAA 400 fourth, but tied with Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the points at the cutoff mark. By finishing third this week, the No. 88 had the tiebreaker and McMurray has been eliminated from the Chase.
As predicted in pre-race coverage at Rotoworld, Jamie McMurray finished 14th in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This was the eighth consecutive oval track race in which he finished 11th to 16th.
For the past two years, Jamie McMurray has been much better in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire than during the summer 5-Hour Energy 301 and he enters with consecutive top-fives in the fall event.
Jamie McMurray finished 13th in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, but he only needed to start the race to earn enough points to qualify for the Chase for the Championship.
Jamie McMurray posted the quickest 10-lap average in the final practice session for the Pure Michigan 400. His speed of 187.400 mph came during laps 12 through 21.
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.
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.
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.