Tag Archive: Jamie McMurray

May 19

McMurray had million reasons to go all-out

Driver adds All-Star Race to impressive list of big wins

NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race logo Those who suggest that racing for more than a million dollars might not be a powerful motivator haven’t spoken to Jamie McMurray, NASCAR racing’s self-confessed resident skinflint.

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Jan 26

Live updates from the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona

23rd hour

Rolex 24 At Daytona logoRunning second in PC, Kyle Marcelli’s No. 7 Starworks Motorsport ORECA FLM09 caught fire on the backstretch to bring out the 15th caution flag shortly before the end of 22 hours of competition.

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Jan 26

Live updates from the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona

Hour 19-21 Report

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Burt Frisselle and Ricky Taylor traded the lead throughout the 19th hour of competition at Daytona. Frisselle had taken over shortly after 8 a.m. in the No. 9 Action Express Corvette DP, with Taylor regaining the lead at 8:31 a.m. in the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Live updates from the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona ( 9th to 18th hour )

Hour 9 – 18 Report 

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After 18 hours, Jordan Taylor leads in the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP, 1:15 ahead of Burt Frisselle in the No. 9 Action Express Corvette DP and Barbosa. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Live updates from the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona ( 8th hour )

The green flag has waved and the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona is underway!

Rolex 24 At Daytona logoA field of 67 cars, including 156 international drivers from 27 countries in addition to the United States, is off and running in the debut of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2013 previews new season

NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction, Driver Appearances, Q&As, Gen-6 Car Featured

NASCAR logoA long winter’s wait is over. NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2013 rolls into Charlotte, N.C. Friday through Sunday signaling the beginning of the new season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Champions headline NASCAR preview 2013

NASCAR Hall of Fame induction, autographs, Gen-6 Car part of season kickoff

NASCAR Hall of Fame2010-09-19-dimanche-FrancoisGobeil.zipReigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski and fellow titleholders Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Bobby Labonte are among more than 60 drivers from three NASCAR national series set to participate in NASCAR Preview 2013 on Saturday, Feb. 9.

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Jan 08

NASCAR preseason thunder rolls Into Daytona

Sixth-Generation NASCAR Sprint Cup car to make debut at The World Center of Racing

2011-02-18_06472012-02-26NASCAR fans will get their first glimpse of the new sixth-generation NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars on the storied Daytona International Speedway for three days this week at Preseason Thunder, the unofficial on-track start of the 2013 NASCAR season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Stewart holds off Johnson for first Vegas victory (+result)

 Tony Stewart scratched another race track off the bucket list

2012-02-26_0086Tony Stewart Victoire Las Vegas - Todd Warshaw - Getty ImagesPowering away from Jimmie Johnson after a restart with four laps left in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the reigning Sprint Cup champion took the checkered flag .461 seconds ahead of Johnson. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Final hours of Rolex 24 heading toward DP battle

Between Shank and Ganassi Teams

Rolex 24 Hours Sunrise 2012-01-29Rolex 24 At DaytonaAfter 18 hours of racing in the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona, the stage was set for a final, six-hour battle between the No. 60 LiveOn.com Ford/Riley from Michael Shank Racing and the No. 01 TELMEX/Target BMW/Riley from Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates for overall honors. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Polesitting teams lead at halfway mark of exciting Rolex 24

Halfway through the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona things were still trending in the direction of it being anybody’s race

Grand-Am Rolex 24 Hours Mid-RaceRolex 24 At DaytonaAt the 12-hour mark, nine different leaders had paced the field with the defending race and series champion No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley Daytona Prototype of Chip Ganassi Racing and its sister No. 02 Target BMW/Riley dominating large portions. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

McDowell paces practice in Martinsville (+result)

Johnson tops Chasers in only M’ville session; Edwards, Kenseth among slowest

Michael McDowell  2011-10-29NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesTalk about a day of rarities Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. The sun finally came out from behind the clouds. Michael McDowell was quickest in Happy Hour. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Paul Menard stretches fuel to win Brickyard 400 (+result)

 In a season of improbable first-time winners

Paul Menard Brick Yard victoryBrick Yard 400 logoIn NASCAR’s biggest races, Paul Menard stretched his fuel mileage and held off a charging Jeff Gordon to win Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Kenseth snaps long drought in easy Texas victory (+result)

After a 76-race absence from Victory Lane

Matt Kenseth podium TexasMatt Kenseth burn TexasMatt Kenseth needed a quick refresher course. “Show me where to park this thing,” Kenseth radioed to crew chief Jimmy Fennig after beating race runner-up Clint Bowyer to the checkered flag by a whopping 8.315 seconds in Saturday night’s Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. “It’s been a while.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Scott Pruett wins the Rolex 24 At Daytona (+result)

Chip Ganassi goes One-Two on the podium with Pruett and Dixon

Scott Pruett VIR 20100425Scott Pruett  Memo Rojas podium Barber 20100410For the fourth time Scott Pruett wins the 24 hours race… Ganassi Racing finished first and second in the 2011 24 Hours of Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Andy Green, ‘World’s Fastest Man’

To serve as Grand Marshal for the 2011 Rolex 24 at Daytona

British Wing Commander Andy Green, a Royal Air Force pilot and holder of the World Land Speed record, will preside as Grand Marshal for the twice-around-the-clock challenge – the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 29-30 at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

NASCAR: McMurray pulls away late for third victory of 2010

Patrick Carpentier: Accident and DNF

Jamie McMurray cleared Kyle Busch off Turn 2 after a restart on Lap 314 and pulled away from Busch to win Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, site of McMurray’s first Sprint Cup Series victory in 2002. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Keselowski crashes Chase party, wins N.H. pole

Bowyer on outside front row as six of top-10 not in championship hunt

A sudden burst of sunlight put Brad Keselowski in the spotlight Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, stealing some of the limelight from the 12 drivers ready to start competition in the Chase. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

Watkins Glen: Good news, Patrick Carpentier (17th) will start the race (+results & photos)

Carl Edwards and Jamie McMurray on the front row

2010-08-06-0047After Jacques Villeneuve, 6th for the NASCAR Nationwide at Watkins Glen circuit, it was Patrick Carpentier that got his place on the starting grid, the 17th for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen in the NASCAR Sprint series.

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Jul 24

Indianapolis: Jacques Villeneuve last but happy

He will race the Brickyard 400

Just like Juan Pablo Montoya and Sam Hornish Jr, Jacques Villeneuve dreamt of racing the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Speedway after the famous Indy 500 during their open wheels racing career.

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Jul 01

Harvick hails best title chance

Is this finally Harvick’s year for a Sprint Cup title?

NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Kevin Harvick expects to make the most of what he believes to be his best shot ever at the title this year. The Richard Childress Racing driver, who failed to make the Chase in 2009, has been at the top of the standings for most of the year and currently holds a 105-point lead over reigning champion Jimmie Johnson. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

NASCAR: Kevin Harvick broke a 115-race winless streak

Harvick edges McMurray at line to win at Talladega

In a race that set Cup Series records for the number of leaders (29) and lead changes (88) — and fanned the flames of the increasingly combustible rivalry between teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon — Kevin Harvick broke a 115-race winless streak in Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Harvick shines in second consecutive Shootout win (+result)

He becomes fourth driver to win back-to-back Shootouts

A bout with the flu and a lack of practice time didn’t seem to bother Kevin Harvick, who won Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway for the second consecutive year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

The Roar Before The Rolex 24 wraps up

At Daytona International Speedway

The three-day Roar Before The Rolex 24 test session at Daytona International Speedway, the major tune up for GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Sports Car Challenge teams for the Rolex 24 weekend, wrapped up on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 09

Angelelli and Long lead respective classes Friday

In first day of three January test at Daytona

Friday’s test also featured GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.  Max Angelelli and Pat Long led their respective classes Friday in the opening day of the Roar Before The Rolex 24, a three-day test session at Daytona International Speedway to open the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Twin titles pave the way as SSC East/CRG dominates

The 4th Annual PRI/CKI Karting All-Stars Classic at the PRI Show

IndyCar’s Jan Heylen holds-off International Field to take the All-Star Division; Gary Carlton dominates a Stellar Karter Division to win a second PRI Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

NASCAR: Many roads end at Homestead

The end of the 2009 season marks the end of a number of NASCAR relationships

The winds of change will be blowing at Homestead-Miami Speedway this week.The season-ending Ford 400 at the 1.5-mile track marks the end of the road for more than a handful of relationships in the Cup garage. Here’s a look of some of the important “lasts” that will take place Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

NASCAR: McMurray wins as wrecks again mar finish at Talladega (+result)

Newman, Martin get turned over; Johnson increases lead

Jamie McMurray has snapped an 86-race winless streak with a victory at Talladega Superspeedway. Three-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson is being credited with an eighth-place finish — enough to likely wrap up a NASCAR record fourth consecutive title. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

NASCAR: Vickers wins pole (+photo – grid)

But will start from back…

What goes around comes around and, in Brian Vickers’ case, it came around at pole-winning speed Friday at Auto Club Speedway. But things still managed to turn sour for the Red Bull driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

Harvick comes from behind for Bud Shootout victory

Record-sized field leads to record lead changes, cautions

Kevin Harvick pulled off the consummate possum act, coming from nowhere to win Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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