After the checkered flag was waved to begin the 2010 season, all that was left for Jamie McMurray, winner of last weekend's Daytona 500, were the customary visits to the various cities that make-up the championship tour.
McMurray, driver of the No. 1 Bass Pro Shop-sponsored Earnhardt Ganassi Chevrolet, held off a late charge by Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Amp/National Guard-sponsored Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Impala SS, after a two and a half hour delay because of a pothole between turns one and two.
After being released by Roush Fenway Racing at the end of the 2009 season, McMurray was picked up by Earnhardt Ganassi Racing to take over Martin Truex’s ride after Truex signed with Michael Waltrip Racing for the 2010 season.
The win not only gave Teresa Earnhardt her fourth 500 victory, but it also made her the 500’s winningest owner in the 21st century.
The win for McMurray was just the beginning of a very grueling schedule of doing talk show after talk show, along with the customary visits to the various major cities throughout the country.
"Oh, my God!" McMurray screamed after taking the checkered flag. "I can't freaking believe it right now. Thank you so much. I can't believe we just won the Daytona 500."