April 29, 2009 9:55 AM

Jamie McMurray 2009 Richmond Advance

Jamie McMurray – NSCS ADVANCE
Team: No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Donnie Wingo
Chassis: RK-637 (Last raced at Martinsville March 2009; finished 10th)

McMurray on racing at Richmond International Raceway:
“I have a great relationship with Richmond International Raceway thanks to my sponsor, Crown Royal and their entitlement of the race.  I’ve been lucky enough to have done a lot of great things leading up to the race this weekend along with Crown Royal and Richmond is just a good track to race at.  The key to having success at Richmond is obviously being the fastest car as well as making sure you make the most on the restarts.  The inside line is the preferred groove to run so a lot of times it gets hard to fight your way forward in the field if lapped cars are running that line.  I’m really looking forward to this weekend with our Crown Royal team along with all the exciting two-wide racing you’ll see Saturday night.” 
Crew chief Donnie Wingo on racing at Richmond International Raceway:
“Racing at Richmond is similar to racing at Phoenix and tracks like that because it’s just really tight racing there.  99% of the time success at Richmond boils down to track position at the end of the race because it’s just so hard to pass.  One thing that has helped Richmond recently though, is that the groove has widened out a little bit where you will now see multiple grooves and cars starting to run the top and the bottom, which normally makes for a pretty good race.  Before, cars would really only run along the bottom, so this helps with the passing towards the end of the race.”

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