By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
While Denny Hamlin won his second Daytona 500 in four seasons, one racer in the field may not compete in another NASCAR race. Jamie McMurray could have seen his come time as a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver end on Sunday at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
McMurray only had a one-race deal for the biggest race of the season with Spire Motorsports. He ended up finishing 22nd in the race.
He was sponsored by McDonald’s and Cessna for the race. He was involved in an accident in stage 1 that also included Kurt Busch and Bubba Wallace.
At one point in the race, he was near the front of the pack until he fell back. He actually led six of the 200 laps.
Then on Lap 200, McMurray was involved in his second accident of the event this time on turn three. He was one of nine cars involved that caused a caution from lap 200 through 205.
The 43-year-old Joplin, Missouri native has two career wins at Daytona International Speedway in 33 career starts, including 58 laps led. He also had three Top 5’s, including winning the 2010 Daytona 500. He also won the 2007 Pepsi 400.
McMurray is also a NASCAR analyst on Fox Sports. In 583 career Monster Energy NASCAR cup Series races, he has seven wins, including 11 poles, and 168 Top 10’s.