MCMURRAY FINISHES 19TH AT MONSTER MILE
Results (starting pos.) from Dover International Speedway
1. (2) Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Chevrolet
19. (24) Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Allstate Chevrolet
28. (31) Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Target Chevrolet
19th-Place Finish for Bass Pro Shops Team at Monster Mile
Dover, Del. (June 3, 2012) – The month of June for the NASCAR Sprit Cup Series (NSCS) teams started with the first of two annual trips to the State Capitol of the “Frist State” in Dover, Delaware, and 400-laps around the Monster Mile. The No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Allstate Chevrolet started from the 24th position and battled for a 19th-place lead-lap finish.
The action at Dover International Speedway started early as the race was red-flagged for nearly 20 minutes on lap 10 as safety crews worked to clean up a multi-car incident. The No. 1 Chevrolet went to extremes on handling, varying from both loose to tight throughout the 400-lap race. Crew chief Kevin “Bono” Manion told the team prior to the start of the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks that they would take advantage of every caution to adjust on the Bass Pro Shops Chevy. The team did just that under each of the seven yellow flags, keeping McMurray on the lead lap and bringing the No. 1 Chevrolet to a 19th-place finish.
“We were really chasing the handling on the car today and throughout the weekend. We went to extremes both loose and tight throughout the race.” McMurray continued, “Our guys thrashed to work on our car and kept us on the lead lap and managed a top-20 finish. I am really proud of the effort by our guys on this Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet today.”
- McMurray is currently 22nd in the NSCS point standings
- McMurray celebrated his 36th birthday on Sunday at Dover
- In 19 career starts at Dover International Speedway, McMurray has never had a DNF
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be at Pocono Raceway next Sunday, June 10 for the Pocono 400. TNT and MRN affiliated radio stations will have live coverage at 1:00 p.m. ET.