Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/30/14

MARTINSVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 23: Jamie McMurray, driver of the #26 Crown Royal Ford, stands in the garage prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 23, 2009 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Jamie McMurray summed up NASCAR's new qualifying procedure as "a success." That's understandable. McMurray will start from the pole on Sunday for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 after posting the top time of 75.422 seconds (94.986 mph). "I was fairly fortunate because I was the last car to go out in my group and when I left the pits I asked them where Marcos (Ambrose) was; he was the first car," McMurray said. "They said he was just now in turn seven. So, I rode around, I don't know, 20 seconds off the pace just take it easy. When I got to turn seven they said Marcos was just now to the start/finish line, so, no, I never saw a car the whole time. "I think the qualifying format was a huge success. I don't know about the perspective on TV, but from the drivers' perspective that was a huge success." Although it's the second pole (2007) for McMurray on the 1.99-mile circuit, he won't make the mistake he did the first time when he stayed up all night worrying about strategy and finished a c...
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