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McMurry hopes to race with his main car today following crash
"I actually felt it pop or go flat really early - I just couldn't get slowed down," McMurray said after bringing his car to the garage for repairs. "Every time I got on the brakes, it wheel-hopped. I felt like I was going to turn right.
Montoya, who did more damage to his car on Friday, went to a backup but won't have to drop to the rear for Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301 because his mishap occurred before qualifying.
"We're going to try to fix it because we qualified 11th, and it's really hard to pass here," he explained. "And I thought our car was really good in practice. It's definitely the best car I've had here at Loudon. So we want to race this car.
When the Cup garage closed at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, McMurray, crew chief Kevin "Bono" Manion and the No. 1 crew were working feverishly to repair the damage. NASCAR gave the team an extra 30 minutes after closing and will allow the No. 1 crew to resume work 30 minutes before the garage opens at 7 a.m. Sunday.
While other teams were filing out of the garage Saturday, McMurray stayed with his team, circling his car and inspecting the progress.
Keep on Truckin'?
Camping World president and CEO Marcus Lemonis, whose title sponsorship of NASCAR's Truck Series runs through 2015, says he expects to make a decision on whether to extend his commitment by the end of this year.
"I think the France family and Steve Phelps and all the folks (NASCAR president) Mike Helton - -have done a fantastic job of taking Camping World to the next level," Lemonis said. "When it comes to the Truck Series, I think the bigger question that I have right now is 'What is the new SPEED/FoxSports network going to look like?'
The July 24 Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will mark the return of something that hasn't appeared in any of NASCAR's top touring series since the 1990s the bias ply tire.
After Goodyear produced the 11-inch version, Ty Dillon did a confirmation test of the tire at 311 Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C.
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