1 JAMIE MCMURRAY, Chevrolet
Team: Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
WHERE HE STANDS: 20th, 54 points out of a spot in the Chase.
WATKINS GLEN RECORD: Two top-10 finishes in 11 starts.
LOOKING AHEAD: McMurray said, "Comparing the two road courses that we race at, Watkins Glen is so much faster than Sonoma. I don't think there are any guarantees that we will be good at Watkins Glen just because we were good at Sonoma. The biggest difference between the two tracks is that Watkins Glen is much faster and you can really hustle the car, rather than just having to finesse things. Pit strategy will usually play a big part of the race at the Glen."
LOOKING BACK: McMurray finished seventh at Pocono for his sixth top-10 finish of the season. "This was a really solid race weekend for our team," said McMurray. "Keith (Rodden, crew chief) called a really good race on the pit box. We were on a different pit strategy than a lot of teams, but we put ourselves in position for a top-10 finish. I'm really proud of all the guys on this Bad Boy Buggies team for the effort this weekend. We need to try and keep this momentum going these last few weeks leading into the Chase."
ETC.: Car owner Chip Ganassi will receive the inaugural Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for outstanding contributions to motorsports on Thursday at the International Motor Racing awards dinner. NASCAR President Mike Helton and McMurray will be among the individuals speaking during the award ceremony. Ganassi's teams have won 17 championships in his 24 years of ownership. He recently was named one of the "50 most influential people in the auto industry" by Complex Magazine.