Jamie McMurray

James Christopher " Jamie " McMurray ( born June 3, 1976 in Joplin, Missouri) is an American NASCAR driver. He drives a Chevrolet with the number 1 in the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Sprint Cup for. In 2003, he was the best rookie of the Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year Award.

  • 3.1 Winston / Nextel / Sprint Cup (5 wins )
  • 3.2 Busch ( Grand National) / Nationwide Series ( 7 wins )
  • 3.3 Craftsman Truck Series ( 1 win )



In 1999, McMurray drove five races in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, now the Camping World Truck Series, the following year, already 15 races in which he imports a top -4 and four top - 10 results.

In the years 2001 and 2002 he completed each complete season in the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series and drove the Chevrolet Monte Carlo with the start number 27 for Brewco Motorsports. In the latter of the two years he won two races and finished the championship in sixth.

At the same time he went in 2002 in the top division of NASCAR, then still called the Winston Cup, at the start and won his second race, the UAW -GM Quality 500 at Lowe 's Motor Speedway. He now holds the record as the drivers of the fastest to win a NASCAR race.


In 2003, McMurray completed his first full season in Winston Cup in the # 42 Dodge for Chip Ganassi Racing. He won the award for Rookie of the Year with 37 points ahead of Greg Biffle. He drove during the season five top 5 results and finished 13th in the championship. Since his focus on the Winston Cup was, he did not go in all the Busch Series race at the start.

In the 2004 season, McMurray and his team was penalized with a point deduction of 25 points because they had not complied with the conditions laid down in the regulations dimensions of the car during the Food City 500. This point deduction meant that he could not qualify for the Chase for the Nextel Cup, because the 15 points were missing. During the season he scored 23 top-10 results, of which twelve in just the last 14 races. The season he finished eleventh in the championship, which brought in a bonus of one million U.S. dollars. He also celebrated a victory in the 2004 season in the Craftsman Truck Series.

At the end of the 2005 season, he left his team the car with starting number 42 to go for Roush Fenway Racing at the start. First Chip Ganassi was adamant not to let go McMurray for the 2006 season, but released him on 7 November 2005 from his contract remaining. It was originally planned that McMurray was to take the Ford the # 6 of Mark Martin in the 2007 season. But after Kurt Busch prematurely joined the team and Martin decided to even the 2006 season to drive for Roush, McMurray took over the car with starting number 97 of Kurt Busch, then the new starting number was 26.

Since 2006

In April 2006, promoted Jack Roush crew chief of car No. 26 Jimmy Fenning to team leader. Bob Osborne, crew chief for Carl Edwards had previously been named as the new crew chief of McMurray. The best result this season was a second place finish at Dover International Speedway for McMurray. He finished the season ranked 25th overall.

The 2007 season began McMurray with his new crew chief Larray Carter. On July 7, he won the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway with a lead of 0.004 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch. The photo finish was the closest decision in the history of the track and the zweitknappste since the introduction of electronic timing.

Even in the years 2008 and 2009 he drove the Ford the # 26 Roush Fenway Racing for, but remained rather unremarkable in contrast to his teammates. He scored in those years only five top - five finishes and won with the Amp Energy 500 of 2009, only one race. As Roush Fenway Racing had to terminate at the end of the 2009 season of his five teams McMurray lost his place in the starting number 26 since the start of the 2010 season driving for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing McMurray. He won in his first point race, the prestigious Daytona 500 In the course of the season McMurray showed partially much better performance than in previous years. On July 25, 2010, he won the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


McMurray has appeared on MTV 's Cribs, The West Wing and NASCAR: Driven to Win on The Biography Channel.

Won race

Winston / Nextel / Sprint Cup (5 wins )

  • 2002 (1 win) UAW -GM Quality 500 ( Charlotte)
  • 2007 (1 win) Pepsi 400 ( Daytona )
  • 2009 (1 win) Amp Energy 500 Talladega { }
  • 2010 (3 wins) Daytona 500 ( Daytona ), Brickyard 400 ( Indianapolis ), Bank of America 500 ( Charlotte)

Busch ( Grand National) / Nationwide Series ( 7 wins )

  • 2002 (2 wins) Aaron's 312 (Atlanta ), Sam 's Club 200 ( Rockingham )
  • 2003 (2 wins) 200 Rockingham ( Rockingham ), Target House 200 ( Rockingham )
  • 2004 (3 wins) Goody 's Headache Powder 200 ( Rockingham ), Bashas ' Supermarkets 200 (Phoenix ), Bi -Lo 200 (Darlington )
  • 2010 (1 win) Great Clips 300 (Atlanta )

Craftsman Truck Series ( 1 win )