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LARSON, MCMURRAY SURVIVE DOVER TRACK WOES FOR STRONG FINISHES

Posted: June 01, 2014

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series held the FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway (Dover) today.

Results (with starting pos.) for the FedEx 400

1.             (4) Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Chevrolet SS

11.          (40) Kyle Larson, No. 42 Cottonelle Chevrolet SS

13.          (19) Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Cessna Chevrolet SS

Details of the Day

  • After being forced to change the engine following the final practice, Kyle Larson was forced to start the race at the back of the field.  Larson had qualified for the race in fifth position during Friday’s session
  • After running well in the early part of the race, McMurray’s car hit a piece of concrete from the track that was kicked up by another car on Lap 160.  The resultant caution caused the race to be red-flagged for several minutes while crews repaired the track
  • Larson was the highest finishing Rookie of the Year candidate
  • McMurray was the recipient of the lucky dog twice and finished on the lead lap
  • There were 2 red flags during the race and eight cautions
  • Larson moved up from 13th to 10th in the driver points standings

Kyle Larson, No. 42 Cottonelle Chevrolet SS: “We had an up and down weekend, but really proud of Team Target for a strong race and finish today.  We started off at the rear of field after being forced to change the engine, but the Cottonelle Chevy was really fast, which helped us get to the front pretty quickly.  The crew did a really good job setting up the car for the race, and I thought it was a good day for the team all-around.  The pit crew had some good pit stops that helped me get through the field and gain 29 spots from start to finish.  We’ll get to work this week to field a strong car next weekend in Pocono.”

Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Cessna Chevrolet SS: “After catching a really bad break early into the race, the Cessna team did a great job making repairs to the front end of the car and getting us back out on the track.  When the concrete hit, I thought maybe we had blown a tire.  Really proud of how my guys responded and worked to put us back in a position to compete for the remainder of the race.  Our Cessna Chevy was good today, and we’ll work hard this week to get ready for Pocono next week.”