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