22ND PLACE FINISH FOR MCMURRAY AT KANSAS
22nd PLACE FINISH FOR BASS PRO SHOPS TEAM AT KANSAS
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (October 9, 2011) – The No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Arctic Cat Chevrolet started from the 29th-position on Sunday afternoon in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway and had an up and down day, running as high as fifth and as low as 31st position, resulting in a 22nd-place finish at the 1.5 mile D-shaped oval.
Jamie McMurray began the Hollywood Casino 400 and quickly gained track position during the early stages of the 267 lap event, making it into the top-five after a two tire stop on lap 84. The No. 1 team was later forced to make a green flag pit stop on lap 116 for a vibration, losing a lap in the process. The No.1 team worked diligently to overcome the one lap deficit but was unable to get position back on the lead lap in the closing stages.
McMurray commented following the race, “Our car was really good at the beginning of the race and near the end, but we just couldn’t get the handle on the car during the middle of the race. We picked up a vibration and I wasn’t sure if it was a loose wheel or something broken in the front end. Our guys worked hard to overcome the setback and try to get us position back on the lead lap.”
Next weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Bank of America 500, the only night race in the 2011 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup. The race will take place at 7:30 p.m. (ET) Saturday October 15th, and will be covered live on ABC and PRN radio affiliated stations.