Jamie McMurray currently sits 12th in points and has two top-10 finishes. Not necessarily numbers that are putting the world on fire, but a lot better than most had predicted for him and his team.
After winning the 2010 Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400, everyone thought that McMurray and company would be title contenders for sure in 2011. Especially since NASCAR changed the wild card rule to ensure a team like his, who won multiple races, could be in the Chase. Unfortunately, for McMurray things did not go as planned in 2011 or in 2012.
He ranked 27th in 2011 in the final standings and got it up to 21st last season. Many changes in organization happened and the fruits of those labor are coming now.
“When we made all the changes in 2011, we hired a lot of new people and changed the way we go about a lot of items at the shop. I said at Media Day at the beginning of 2012 that it wasn’t going to be immediate. And it’s taken some time. Certainly this car I think has helped us. I feel like w...