Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 10/19/14

KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 03: Jamie McMurray, driver of the #26 Crown Royal Ford, looks on during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Price Chopper 400 presented by Kraft Foods at the Kansas Speedway on October 3, 2009 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Jamie McMurray had one of his best races of the season before it abruptly ended with just five laps remaining as the result of an on-track incident while he was running in fourth-position. It was his second appearance of the season at Talladega Superspeedway on the 10th anniversary of his first-ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career start. The No. 1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet started the 500-mile race in 24th-position and ran with the lead pack all race long, leading more laps than any other driver, before the wreck resulted in a 34th-place finish for McMurray. Leader of the Pack: Jamie McMurray received the 3M Lap Leader Award following the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.  McMurray was awarded for leading the most laps a Talladega, where he paced the field for 38 laps. Decade Anniversary:  In just his second NSCS start on October 13, 2002 McMurray, subbing for an injured Sterling Marlin started at Charlotte Motor Speedway in fifth-position and led 96 laps en route to his first NSCS victory. This Saturday, October 13th will mark the 10 year anniversary of his maiden victory at Charlotte. McMurray at Charlotte:  McMurray has made 20 starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  In those 20 starts, the driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet has accumulated two wins (2002, 2010), five top-five, eight top-10 finishes and led 238 laps.  He has an average start and finish position of 22.8 and 17.6, respectively.  His best start at the 1.5-mile oval was fifth in 2002. He has finished in the lead lap on 45% of his starts. Pass and Go:  During his last visit to Charlotte Motor Speedway in May, McMurray made the most green-flag passes in the field  with 165. Intermediate Stats:  At intermediate tracks (tracks greater than one mile, but less than two miles), McMurray has 173 starts, collecting two victories (Charlotte: 2002, 2010), 20 top-five finishes, 47 top-10 finishes and leading 841 laps.  The Mac is Back: The McDonald’s Arches will be back on the hood of the No. 1 Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Be sure to make a pit stop at the local McDonald’s on your way to the races. McDonald’s is located within 2 miles of Charlotte Motor Speedway, at 7810 Lyles Lane Northwest Concord, NC 28027 (704) 979-0298 Chassis #1106: Crew Chief Kevin “Bono” Manion and the No. 1 McDonald’s team will bring Chassis #1106 to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend.  This chassis has raced this season at Bristol, Charlotte, Pocono, and Kentucky with a best finish of 7th (Bristol).
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