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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 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

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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

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

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