Phoenix Racing names McMurray for Talladega
Phoenix Racing Reunites with McMurray for Nationwide Event at Talladega
2010 Daytona 500 Champion is a Three-Time Winner on Plate Track
Spartanburg, S.C. (April 11, 2011) - Phoenix Racing announced today it will enter this weekend's Aaron's 312 at the 2.66-mile Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. The team will do so with a familiar face behind the wheel. Jamie McMurray will pilot the No. 1 Phoenix Construction Chevrolet during Saturday's race. McMurray has two wins for the team, both coming at what is now known as Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway in 2003.
McMurray has a total of eight NASCAR Nationwide Series wins and is also one of the best drivers on a restrictor-plate track. He has three Sprint Cup Series wins combining both Talladega and Daytona. He will be looking for his first plate win in the Nationwide Series this weekend with Phoenix Racing.
"This is a great opportunity to race for a win," said McMurray. "James (Finch) and everyone at Phoenix Racing always prepare fast cars for Talladega. It's fun to race with these guys, and I'm looking forward to try to get another win with them."
This is a great opportunity to race for a win.
Phoenix Racing is a 12-time winner in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and is looking for their first win at Talladega in this series. The operation has one win at the track in the Sprint Cup Series. They feel confident that McMurray is capable of winning this weekend.
"Jamie (McMurray) has proven that he is one of the best at plate races," said Finch. "We had a lot of success with him behind the wheel of our cars in the past too. We feel that we have a good chance to run up front on Saturday. He is a driver that knows how to win these races."
The team will be supported by Phoenix Construction based in Lynn Haven, Fla. Phoenix Racing will also enter their familiar No. 09 Security Benefit/Thank a Teacher Today Chevrolet in Sunday's Aaron's 499 with driver Landon Cassill.
-source: phoenix racing