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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 helped push Chase Elliott to his Can-Am Duel in Daytona victory and finished second in the process.
McMurray has had a lot of success on this track, but he has been crash prone in recent years. Since winning the 2010 Daytona 500 he has sustained damage in 11 of 13 races on this track. His aggression Thursday night suggests the same thing could happen again this year as 500 miles is a lot longer than the 150 he faced in the Duel Feb 23 - 11:54 PM

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Jamie McMurray has sustained crash damage in 14 of his last 17 Daytona International Speedway races, including a DNF (failure to finish) in his latest attempt.

In several of those races, he was involved in more than one accident. Occasionally drivers are capable of surviving contact with a top-10 finish, but that has not been the case with McMurray. His single top-10 at Daytona since midway through 2010 was a seventh in the 2013 Coke Zero 400.
Feb 18 - 11:37 AM

The iconic McDonald’s Big Mac will be joined by two new burgers that will be featured on the Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) Chevrolet SS, driven by 2010 Daytona 500 Champion Jamie McMurray, at the season-opening, "The Clash at Daytona".

The Mac Jr. and Grand Mac will join Big Mac on the #1 Chevy when the green flag drops on the 2017 NASCAR racing season at Daytona. McMurray has made 10 appearances in The Clash during his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career. He is a two-time winner in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition at DIS. He won the 2007 Coke Zero 400 and the 2010 Daytona 500. Additionally he was on the winning team for the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona. McMurray is one of only four drivers to ever win the Daytona 500 and the Rolex 24 at Daytona (AJ Foyt, Mario Andretti and Jeff Gordon).-CGR
Feb 16 - 3:57 PM

Jamie McMurray has a three-year average finish of 9.5 at Richmond International Raceway, which is fifth-best among active drivers.

McMurray’s average is helped along by back-to-back fourth-place finishes in fall 2014/spring 2015. Once these age out of the formula, he will fall outside 10th on average. For now, however, he is one of 36 driver/track combinations with a 10th-or-better average in the past six years on courses that host more than one race per season.
Feb 7 - 12:31 PM

Two top-fives—including in last year’s finale—and a 13th have contributed to making Homestead-Miami Speedway Jamie McMurray’s best track in terms of three-year averages at 7.7.

Richmond is his best track that hosts more than one race per year with an average of 9.5, and while he has not swept the top 15 on this course, he has come close with a worst of 16th last fall. His spring effort was 13th and that suggest he might be trending downward ever so slightly. Start him in Richmond’s first race unless he seems to seriously struggle in practice, but reserve fall’s judgment until he produces another top-10.
Jan 18 - 1:22 PM

Speeds were slower than in the past during Goodyear’s tire test at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Tuesday, and slower still as the weather cooled, according to NBC Sports.

"The pace was a little bit slower than what we ran last year, and I expect it’s going to be quite a bit slower when we get back here. With less downforce, you don’t get as much grip and the car slides around a little bit more, but the mid-corner speeds the last two years have been so high that it’s made it almost impossible to pass," Jamie McMurray told reporters after the test. Slower speeds should mean more side-by-side racing and will benefit drivers who thrive in traffic.
Jan 11 - 12:45 PM

Jamie McMurray scored 12 top-10s in 2016, but only two of these were top-fives.

McMurray made the Chase based mostly on consistency, but he was unable to score a top-10 in the final 10 races of the season. His closest to that mark was an 11th at Chicagoland Speedway, but he remained a decent fantasy value most of the season with 29 top-20s (.806).
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 03:25:00 PM

Jamie McMurray finished fifth in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway to join his second-place teammate Kyle Larson and give Chip Ganassi Racing a sweep of the top five.

This is McMurray’s first top-five on an unrestricted speedway and only his second on all track types in 2016. His last top-five came at Talladega SuperSpeedway in May. This will give the organization a little momentum as they head into the off-season and allow them to build for 2017.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 10:01:00 PM

Jamie McMurray has finished 18th or better in his last six attempts at Phoenix International Raceway.

In that span of races, McMurray has one top-five and two top-10s, so the upside of starting him is worth the minimal downside of a few results outside the top 15. His career-best finish of second was earned in spring 2015.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 10:41:00 AM

Jamie McMurray started 14th and finished eighth in the Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

McMurray was considered one of this week’s top dark horse picks and he rewarded that confidence with his seventh result of 17th or better in his last nine Martinsville starts.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 06:30:00 PM

Jamie McMurray posted the fastest single lap in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Goody's 500 at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 96.780 mph.

Speeds in practice were as close as they were in qualification. McMurray beat second-place Joey Logano by .009 seconds; Logano is on the outside pole to Martin Truex Jr. by .008 seconds. That is part of what make competition so close on this track and part of why passing is so difficult.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 10:11:00 AM

Jamie McMurray has alternated three lead lap finishes with an incomplete result in his last eight races.

If the pattern holds, McMurray is destined to finish on the lead lap again this week, but that does not guarantee a top-10. The first race in each of his previous two streaks was just outside the top 15. McMurray then tends to build momentum and his next two results are top-10s until the pattern resets. This spring, he was 23rd—one lap off the pace.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 08:29:00 PM

One week after being eliminated from the Chase, Jamie McMurray finished 10th in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

McMurray joined teammate Kyle Larson and Tony Stewart as recently eliminated Chasers who scored top-10s this week. The other former contender Chris Buescher finished 16th, which was a strong accounting for the bottom four from round one.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 07:14:00 PM

A blown engine sent Jamie McMurray to the garage to finish 40th. He ended the race 32 points behind 12th and will not advance to the second round of the Chase.

McMurray qualified for his first Chase last year and was eliminated at the end of round one despite finishing fourth at Dover International Speedway. This year was not quite as dramatic, but he now has the opportunity to do what Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson did in the past two years: win one of the final seven races as a recently eliminated Chaser.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 07:47:00 PM

Jamie McMurray finished 21st in this spring’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, but what he really wants to duplicate is his 2015 success. Last year, he swept the top-10.

His best result last year on this track was a fourth in the fall, but that was not quite enough to advance him to the second round of the Chase. He must have his sight set on winning, but that is something he has never done in Delaware. McMurray finished second in 2006, which is one of only two top-fives at Dover.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 11:21:00 AM