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The 2007 Pepsi 400: A Big Win For Jamie and a Memorable Day for Me

The 400 mile race at Daytona is one of my favorite races of the year. I have a lot of good memories watching the summer classic.   Witnessing Jimmy Spencer and John Andretti getting their first wins comes to mind. The 2007 races will always be my favorite. I have been a Bobby Labonte fan for a long time. I was also a fan of Ryan Newman. Those two were really it. I didn’t have a No. 3 driver. That all changed in October of 2002, during a race when Bobby was beaten by a rookie, driving in relief of Sterling Marlin in only his second Cup start. The young rookie was very humble, very emotional, and almost goofy. He demonstrated signs of modesty, unlike the cockiness I despise seeing in most drivers.  That driver was Jamie McMurr...

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