McMurray Headed To Advisory Role With CGR, Why Ganassi Values That Role For His Organizations

With the news confirmed on Tuesday that Kurt Busch will be replacing Jamie McMurray with the Chip Ganassi Racing organization in terms of the No. 1 Chevrolet, that seals McMurray’s fate in terms of behind the wheel activity with the team. That’s not a surprise though. This was long rumored and one that McMurray has an offer to race the Clash and the Daytona 500 in February. After that, his new role that was offered to stay with the team was an advisory role. 

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Kurt Busch Brings Monster Sponsorship To Chip Ganassi Racing, Possibly Ending His Career In 20th Year

Kurt Busch had hoped to announce his new move last week, but waiting a few days didn’t hurt. On Sunday night, the 2004 Cup Series champion announced that after five seasons with Stewart-Haas Racing, that he’d depart for a new endeavor. On Tuesday, Busch’s destination is known. 

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McMurray, Newman And Menard Could Be The Next Drivers To Shake Up The Playoff Standings

At this point of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, in order for anyone to get into the top 16 playoff spots that aren’t already in there, they’re going to have to win one of the four remaining regular season races. Alex Bowman is 60+ points clear of anyone else for that 16th and final playoff spot. There’s just not enough time over the next four races to make up that much ground to pass him on points alone. So, for everyone 17th on back, you better win. Well,…

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Larson Surprisingly Struggling This Weekend In Michigan

Heading into this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway, everyone assumed that Kyle Larson and Chip Ganassi Racing would be the ones to beat. Larson, has been dominant in his four career Cup Series starts at Michigan. He’s won three of them, including all consecutively. His worst Cup finish on the 2-mile, D-Shaped oval is third. Back in Fontana, a track like Michigan, Larson brought his No. 42 Chevrolet home runner-up. Last weekend in Pocono, he finished second again. He heads to Michigan on the…

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Michigan Can Be Ganassi’s Strength This Weekend

Lets be frank here, the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season hasn’t been the kindest to Chip Ganassi Racing. Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray have yet to visit victory lane through the first 14 races as the Larson has five finishes of 16th or worse and McMurray with 11. But, all that could change in Sunday’s race at the Michigan International Speedway. While Chevrolet has been down in power all season long, most credit of those struggles going to the new car, this could be the week that one…

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McMurray Takes A Wild Race In Practice Crash at Talladega, Fastest Cars On Friday All Go To Backup Cars For Sunday’s Race

TALLADEGA, Ala – We didn’t see the “big one” yet, but rather the “wild one” already at the Talladega Superspeedway. The difference is, this one was in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice on Friday afternoon. The crash, well it took out the fastest cars of the day too. Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman, Daniel Suarez and Ty Dillon had four of the top five speeds on Friday, as each were involved in a crash on the backstretch of the 2.66-mile Alabama Superspeedway in final practice, which sent McMurray’s No. 1 Chevrolet…

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5 Favorites and 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Talladega, Ala – Restrictor plate racing in NASCAR is one of the most hardest things to predict. That’s why some places will offer $1-million to whoever can predict the exact same finishing order as the top five at races in Daytona and Talladega. The reason they do this? They know it can’t be done. With cars are racing at speeds in excess of 200 mph and running wheel-to-wheel, you could be running in the lead pack but fall from a top five result to sub 20th place finish in a matter…

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5 Long Winless Droughts That Could End In Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Talladega, Ala – It’s Talladega time. Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway should be a wild one. That’s normal though. But, there are several drivers that could end long winless droughts in Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) on the high speed, high banked restrictor plate track. Clint Bowyer already ended a 190 race winless drought a few weeks ago in Martinsville. These five drivers could join him in ending those droughts.

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5 Favorites, Couple of Sleepers For Saturday Night’s Toyota Owners 400 (6:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR)

It’s a two-day show for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars this weekend at the Richmond Raceway. Now that both practice sessions for this weekend are behind us, it’s time to look at who the favorites and sleepers are for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 (6:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). 

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Chip Ganassi Racing Could See Both Cars Strong This Weekend in Richmond

The start to the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been quiet for both Chip Ganassi Racing drivers. Neither are in the top five of the Cup points standings, as both Kyle Larson and his teammate Jamie McMurray has been further off in 2018 than they were in 2017. McMurray, didn’t have a top 15 finish in the first six races to the season. He did finish third though at Texas and should be stronger this weekend at the Richmond Raceway. The Missouri native has five top seven…

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