Published on August 14th, 2012 | by Michael J Smith0
McMurray Re-Signs With Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
The Sporting News is reporting that Jamie McMurray has re-signed with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing for the 2013 Sprint Cup Series season.
McMurray began his season driving for EGR co-owner Chip Ganassi at Chip Ganassi Racing, winning in his second career Cup Series start. He drove four years for Roush Fenway Racing before re-joining Ganassi in 2010. He won three races with EGR in 2010, including the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400. He finished 14th in the standings that season. In 2011, the team struggled and he finished 27th in the points.
He currently sits 19th in points this season, with no wins. He said:
We’re working really hard to get our program better. I want to be a part of this program and get it back to where this was in 2010. So absolutely everything is looking really good. We haven’t had a very good year, but our cars haven’t been very fast. [Teammate] Juan [Pablo Montoya] and I run within 50 feet of each other every single week. We’ve got to get our cars better.
EGR would not confirm or deny whether or not McMurray signed a contact extension with the team. Per the team, it is EGR policy not to discuss contracts.