Jamie McMurray Will Race In His 2nd 24 Hours Of Daytona

Misan AkuyaCorrespondent IDecember 24, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 02: Jamie McMurray driver of the #26 Crown Royal Ford, sits in his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Price Chopper 400 presented by Kraft Foods at the Kansas Speedway on October 2, 2009 in Kansas City, Kansas.  (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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There were many perks for Jamie McMurray for returning to Eanhardt Ganasis racing.  Who would have thought having one of the best rides in the 24 Hours of Daytona would be one of them.

McMurray will partner with 2009 IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti, 2008 IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon and fellow Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Sprint Cup driver Juan Pablo Montoya in the #02 Target/Telmex Riley-BMW.

McMurray, a 3-time winner in Sprint Cup, previously raced at the Rolex 24 in 2005 during his first stint as a Ganassi employee, where he finished forth in a Riley-Lexus with Stefan Johansson and Cort Wagner.

I like this alot.  McMurray is a very talented road racer and should fit right in with Franchitti, Dixon and Montoya.  There are not many bigger confidence boosters to start off a racing season then winning a crown jewel like the 24 Hours of Daytona and McMurray will have as good of a shot as anyone in the field.