Jamie McMurray returns for Daytona 500 effort in Spire's No. 77
Spire Motorsports announced Tuesday that Jamie McMurray will return to NASCAR Cup Series competition next month and drive the # 77 Chevrolet in the Daytona 500.
McMurray last competed in the NASCAR Top League in 2019, including a one-off start with Spire in The Great American Race. McMurray, who joined FOX Sports after his full-time driving days as a NASCAR analyst, has earned seven Cup Series wins, including a 2010 Daytona 500 triumph.
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Sponsorship for the # 77 is provided by AdventHealth, which was the main sponsor of Spire in two races last year and is currently a team partner of Chip Ganassi Racing.
“It doesn't get any better than the Daytona 500, and I'm very happy to have the opportunity to race this race again thanks to AdventHealth. I've enjoyed my time as an analyst for NASCAR outside of the car, but nothing can replace the feeling of actually racing, ”McMurray said in a press release announcing the news.
McMurray will be a team-mate of Corey LaJoie, who is joining the organization for a full season schedule this year in Spiers # 7 Chevy. The team will expand to two cars for 2021.
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