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McMurray explains Talladega accident

Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Cessna Chevrolet, spins during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 15, 2017 in Talladega, Alabama. Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

JAMIE McMURRAY, NO. 1 CESSNA CHEVROLET SS - Involved in multi-car accident on Lap 24

WAS THIS AN EXAMPLE OF THE PERILS OF TALLADEGA?

"Yeah. We wanted to pit a couple of laps earlier, and you're somewhat dependent on the spotters to tell you when you're going to pit. You assume everyone is working as a group. It was my fault. I assumed that they said the 18 was going to let me in, so I thought we were all going to pit. I didn't even know where the 77 was. When I got on the brakes, I thought we were all coming to pit road as a group. I'll take the blame for that. I just kind of assumed we were coming to pit road right there. Obviously not everyone was."

THIS OBVIOUSLY HURTS YOUR PLAYOFF HOPES. HOW DO YOU PERSEVERE AND MOVE FORWARD TO KANSAS NEXT WEEK?

"There's nothing you can do about it. It's part of Talladega. We know you can come out of here with a lot of points and be a winner or you can be in the position we are right now. We'll go to Kansas and do our best. I'm sure I won't be the only Playoff driver disappointed today."

--- Team Chevy ---