Jamie McMurray re-signs with Chip Ganassi Racing

Jamie McMurray driver of the No.1 Bass Pro Shops/McDonald’s Chevrolet Impala, told reporters for The Sporting News that he had resigned with Ganassi Racing for next season.

He was brief in comment and told them that “I’m set for here,” McMurray said. “It’s done. I haven’t really made a big deal about it. Drivers take different approaches to that. Some like all the publicity taking about. I don’t. But everything is set for next year and I’m excited to be back here.”

In 2010 when he captured three wins, at Daytona, Charlotte, Indianapolis was his best season in racing thus far.   This season, McMurray has 3 top tens  and sits 19th in the standings -308 points behind leader Dale Earnhardt Jr.

McMurray is starting 10th in today’s Finger Lakes 355K at Watkins Glen International Raceway. His teammate, Juan Pablo Montoya will be leading everyone off for the second week in a row starting on the pole, in first position.

It was said that Ganassi officials would not confirm nor deny that McMurray signed an extension. It is Ganassi policy not to comment on contracts.

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