Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jamie McMurray signs with EGR, to drive the #1 car in 2010

Can I start this off by saying what a sigh of relief this news is to us? We are big fans of the Earnhardt Ganassi #1 team and the one person we were hoping to fill the void of Martin Truex Jr in 2010 is Jamie McMurray.

Jamie McMurray has won three National Sprint Cup Series races since he entered the series near the end of 2002. In his seven years and 258 races in the Sprint Cup, he has 30 top five finishes and 80 top ten finishes.

Jamie Mac and Chip Ganassi will be reunited. Jamie was one of Chips multiple drivers that fielded the #42 car from 2002-2005 season. Meanwhile, Bass Pro Shops will once again return for their fifth season as one of the primary partners on the #1 Chevrolet.

And some quotes from the boys:

Chip Ganassi "To be able to sign a veteran driver with the talent and experience of Jamie was important to us. We know Jamie and understand what makes him tick as a driver. We had a lot of success with Jamie in the early part of his career and are looking for more of the same. We also think he will be a tremendous compliment to Juan Pablo Montoya as well. The duo of McMurray and Montoya creates a very formidable team as we look to continue the momentum that has been established this year in our chase for the Championship"

Jamie McMurray "I am really excited about this opportunity with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing as I think Juan Pablo and Martin have shown this season, their equipment is as good as anyone's in the garage. I am really looking forward to getting behind the wheel of their cars and once again competiting for a NASCAR championship. It will also be fun to work with some of the people that I worked with when I was there a few years ago. They have really good people there. As an added bonus, I am really happy to have the opportunity to work with Bass Pro Shops as I grew up near Bass Pro's headquarters in Springfield, MO and a huge fan of their stores."

Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops founder: "We are proud to be able to continue our long relationship with Teresa Earnhardt and Chip Ganassi and we are also excited that a fine young feller from our home state, Jamie McMurray, will be our driver."

Ok you "fine young feller", go make us proud in 2010!!

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