Jamie McMurray Visits Talladega Ahead of Cup Chase
Gatorade Victory Lane at Talladega Superspeedway holds special memories for veteran driver Jamie McMurray. While helping a group of local middle school students make some memories of their own there Tuesday during a visit to NASCAR’s Most Competitive track to promote the upcoming Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, he couldn't help but reminisce about his most thrilling moment in racing and look forward to perhaps making another one.
McMurray, driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing, first visited Talladega's Victory Lane in 2009 but it was a return trip there in the fall of 2013 that will forever live in his mind as the best of his career. That day his wife, Christy, was able to bring both their children, Carter and Hazel, to Victory Lane to celebrate with his father for the very first time, and it was an experience McMurray will never forget.
As he assisted 16 leadership students from nearby White Plains Middle School (Anniston, Ala.) as they painted a stock car in Victory Lane on Tuesday, he couldn't help but again think about Carter (now 4) and his daughter, Hazel (now 2). With input from McMurray, the students had a blast producing their own bright, colorful special paint scheme with their handprints, brushes and creativity for the stock car, which will be on display during the Alabama 500 Race Weekend upcoming Oct. 23-25.
(Information courtesy: Talladega Superspeedway Public Relations)
In the featured video, you will hear from McMurray and his thoughts of returning to Victory Lane with his family in the fall of 2013. McMurray is currently 12th of the 16 drivers in the chase. Coming up tomorrow on TV24's Primetime News, you will hear from McMurray on the upcoming Championship run which marks his first under NASCAR's new format.