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By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service

Jimmie Johnson won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited without getting behind the wheel of his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. The starting order for the race was determined by a blind draw by crew chiefs in the Fan Zone at Daytona International Speedway. Continue reading “Johnson on Unlimited Pole, McMurray Gets Bank, Larson & Hamlin lead practices at Daytona”

Tappin’ The Rockies In Wine Country: McMurray Goes For Another Sonoma Coors Light Pole
Most people visit Sonoma for the wine.

Jamie McMurray prefers its Coors Light (Pole Award, anyway).

The No. 1 Chevrolet driver has won the last two Coors Light Pole Awards at Sonoma Raceway. His 2007 Sonoma pole gives him three for his career at the West Coast road course.

McMurray turned last year’s pole into a fourth-place finish. Otherwise, he hasn’t done well at Sonoma. His only other top-10 finish there was a runner-up showing in 2004.

CONCORD, NC (Nov. 18, 2014) – Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced today that Matt McCall has been named crew chief for Jamie McMurray and the No. 1 team. McCall will assume the role effective immediately to prepare for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season. Continue reading “Matt Mccall Named Crew Chief For McMurray And The No. 1 Chevrolet”

1 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevrolet 74.354 96.350
2 47 AJ Allmendinger Kingsford / Clorox Chevrolet 74.557 96.088
3 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevrolet 74.670 95.942
4 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 74.736 95.857
5 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet 74.856 95.704
6 4 Kevin Harvick Outback / Budweiser Folds of Honor Chevrolet 74.894 95.655
7 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 74.925 95.616
8 55 Brian Vickers Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota 74.958 95.574

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9 27 Paul Menard Richmond / Menards Chevrolet 74.994 95.528
10 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 75.081 95.417 Continue reading “2014 NASCAR CUP SERIES SONOMA STARTING LINEUP – JAMIE MCMURRAY ON POLE”