BASS PRO SHOPS TEAM 20TH AT NEW HAMPSHIRE
Results (starting pos.) from Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
1. (2) Kasey Kahne, No. 5 Chevrolet
20. (28) Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Allstate Chevrolet
25. (31) Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Degree Men Chevrolet
20th-Place Finish for Bass Pro Shops Team at New Hampshire
LOUDON, NH (July 15, 2012) – The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) made the first of two annual trips to New England and the Granite State of New Hampshire at the “Magic Mile”, New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The Bass Pro Shops/Allstate Chevrolet started the race from the 28th-postion and battled hard on a hot and humid day to bring the car home with a top-20 finish.
From the drop of the green flag, Jamie McMurray voiced concern with the handling of the car being very tight through the center of the corners. The No. 1 Bass Pro Shops pit crew would work hard to make adjustments on the car and help McMurray get the car better. With just a limited number of cautions the team would be forced to make many of those changes under green flag conditions. The team did catch a break with a timely caution with only 110 laps remaining, as McMurray was able to take advantage of a wave-around and get back on the lead lap, eventually bringing home a 20th-place finish.
Jamie McMurray commented after the Lenox Industrial Tools 301, “Today was a tough day for our Bass Pro Shops team, but our guys worked hard and made a lot of changes to get our car better. We had a really tough time adjusting to the track in the early going of the race, but we managed to make up a lap at one point and work hard to get a top-20 finish.”
- McMurray is currently in 20th-place in NSCS point standings
- This was McMurray’s 19th career start at the “Magic Mile”
- Earlier this week, McMurray at teammate Juan Pablo Montoya participated in a Grand-Am test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) in preparation for the Inaugural Grand-Am race at IMS Friday, July 27 as part of “Super Weekend” at the famed Brickyard
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will take a weekend off before heading to Indianapolis for the Brickyard 400 on July 29. ABC television and IMS radio stations will have live coverage at 1:00 p.m. ET.