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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 finished fifth in the All-star race, which was his second career top-five in the exhibition race.
His last top-five was a win in 2014. McMurray and his teammate Kyle Larson have been exceptional on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year and they should be on players’ radar screens for the Coke 600. May 20 - 9:46 PM

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Jamie McMurray is one of nine active drivers entered this week with an All-star win to his credit. He won in 2014.

The All-star race is host to some pretty amazing runs, but this should not be taken as a sign that McMurray is strong in the dash. That is his only top-five and one of just three top-10s in 10 starts.
May 20 - 6:39 PM

Jamie McMurray finished eighth in the GoBowling.com 400 at Kansas Speedway, which was the fourth time this year on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks that he finished between seventh and 10th.

Consistency is extremely important when setting a fantasy roster. McMurray is one of four drivers who have now swept the top 10 on this track type along with Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski, and Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Kyle Larson. McMurray has been the most consistent among them, however.
May 14 - 1:04 AM

Jamie McMurray snaked his way through a 17-car "Big One" crash on lap 169 of the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway and put himself in position to challenge for the win. He came up just short of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and finished second.

McMurray made the move of the race at the end, however. He threaded the needle between Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch on the last lap, got doored by the No. 18 in the run the checkers, but kept his car straight. This was McMurray’s first top-five of the season.
May 7 - 6:29 PM

Jamie McMurray finished sixth in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway after starting the race 10th.

McMurray is still searching for his first top-five of the season, but this is his fifth top-10 in eight races on unrestricted tracks. He also has another pair of top-15s, making him one of the most consistent drivers in the field.
Apr 30 - 6:55 PM

Jamie McMurray has a worst finish of only 16th in his last seven attempts at Richmond International Raceway, with three top-fives and a 10th to offset it.

During that span, plus another effort in 2013, he finished on the lead lap in all but one race. The one doubt concerning him would be that his worst result of 16th came in this race last year.
Apr 28 - 4:21 PM

Jamie McMurray has earned the 10th-best average finish in the past six races with a 14.0.

That is especially impressive because he crashed and failed to finish at Martinsville Speedway two weeks ago. If one removes that outlier from his results, he has an average of 9.2 since leaving Daytona International Speedway with a best result of sixth and a worst of 15th.
Apr 14 - 9:38 AM

Jamie McMurray started the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 sixth and finished seventh at Texas Motor Speedway.

McMurray proved again Sunday that he is a top performer whenever he is able to stay out of trouble. He earned his fourth top-10 and fifth top-15 in seven races with a seventh in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Luck is an important factor in fantasy NASCAR, however, so he continues to be risky.
Apr 9 - 6:40 PM

Jamie McMurray had the third-fastest lap in final practice for the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 93.530 mph.

McMurray has been incredibly consistent this season and Martinsville is one of his better tracks. He had the 10th-quickest, 10-lap average Saturday morning, so he should be a favorite to finish in the high single digits or low-teens.
Apr 1 - 6:45 PM

Jamie McMurray followed his winning teammate Kyle Larson across the line at Auto Club Speedway in sixth.

That was his third top-10 in the past four races and his fourth consecutive top-15. McMurray has not spent as much time in the top 10 during races as his teammate, but in some ways that makes him more attractive because he is flying under the radar screen.
Mar 26 - 9:04 PM

Jamie McMurray earned three top-10 finishes in his last five attempts on short, flat tracks.

These were spread across almost every track: He finished sixth at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, seventh at Richmond International Raceway, and eighth at Martinsville Speedway. The only minimally-banked short oval on which he failed to finish that well was Phoenix International Raceway, but he scored an 11th there last fall. With momentum on this side, he should earn another result in that range.
Mar 17 - 7:28 PM

Jamie McMurray surged into eighth in the closing laps at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after running just outside that mark for much of the final segment.

McMurray was never completely out of contention. He spent more than 80 percent of the race in the top-15, but was in the top 10 for only 33 percent of the time. Chip Ganassi Racing has been one of the most pleasant surprises this year and they continue to be great fantasy values.
Mar 12 - 8:50 PM

Jamie McMurray entered last year’s edition of the Kobalt 400 with a four-race, top-15 streak. He was not able to keep the streak alive, but came close with a 16th.

Last week, McMurray finished in the top 10. That should give him some momentum. Chip Ganassi Racing has shown remarkable improvement at the end of last season and the beginning of this year. McMurray should regularly challenge for results in the high single digits or low-teens on unrestricted, intermediate speedways this year.
Mar 9 - 10:33 PM

Entering the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, Jamie McMurray had not scored a top-10 finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway since fall 2008—a streak of 10 races. He broke that streak with a 10th-place finish on Sunday.

He came close on two previous occasions with an 11th in 2013 and a 12th the following season. McMurray made a lot of noise during the race, but was among the top 10 for a little more than 40 percent of the time.
Mar 5 - 8:09 PM

Jamie McMurray has not earned a top-10 finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway in his last 10 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts.

McMurray qualified on the first two rows in his last two starts. An accident in 2015 dropped him to 40th and cost a lot of place-differential points; last year he finished 21st after starting second, so he is difficult to recommended despite some early speed in practice.
Mar 3 - 12:39 PM