Jamie McMurray facts for kids
McMurray at Talladega in 2015
|Born||James Christopher McMurray
June 3, 1976
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||150 lb (68 kg)|
|Achievements||2010 Daytona 500 Winner
2010 Brickyard 400 Winner
2013 Sprint Showdown Winner
2014 Sprint All-Star Race Winner
2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona Overall Winner
|Awards||2003 Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year|
James Christopher McMurray (born June 3, 1976) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He is best known for winning the 2010 Daytona 500 for Chip Ganassi Racing, and is one of only three drivers to win both the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 in the same year. He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Chip Ganassi Racing, and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro for Chip Ganassi Racing. He has a total of 555 Cup races over the 17 years he has been racing.
McMurray was born in Joplin, Missouri. He grew up racing go-karts and competed in nearly every form of karting around the country before moving to late-model stock cars. In 2007, McMurray returned to the karting ranks and still competes in World Karting Association races on many of his open weekends. He races annually at the World Karting Association's Daytona KartWeek in late December.
McMurray married Christy Futrell in July 2009. They have two children. In 2018, McMurray revealed that he had incorporated the names of his children into the design of his racing helmet.
Throughout 2017, McMurray has also been actively running and cycling with other drivers, he completed the Assault on Mt. Mitchell on May 5, and on December 12, competed in his first marathon, the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon.
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McMurray's car for the 2011 Coca-Cola 600, run in support of his hometown of Joplin, Missouri
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