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What We Learned from Daytona: McMurray Back Home at EGR with Great Win

Throughout Speedweeks 2010, this Joplin, Mo. native has been relatively under the radar as a dark horse contender for victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup events. Most prognosticators and fans went with the usual favorites like Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jeff Gordon, and Kyle Busch, feeling like the juggernaut operations would kick off their seasons in dominant style. After the checkered flag flew over the Daytona 500 field, Jamie McMurray won more than just the Great American Race. Perhaps for the first time since 2005, this 33-year-old racer has that confidence to attack and go after it for a championship. He enjoyed his finest point-standing finishes with Chip Ganassi's team, which was then a Dodge program. Aligned with Felix Sabates and essent...

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