Jamie McMurray, Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing

by C.J. Radune on February 11, 2010 @ 00:00:00 PDT


26) Jamie McMurray | No. 1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet | Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing

Pros: McMurray joins Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing in 2010 just at the right time. The team should have worked through the kinks of a new partnership in 2009, getting Juan Pablo Montoya into the Chase. They should now come into 2010 firing on all cylinders. In 2009 McMurray also found his way back to Victory Lane with a November Talladega win.

Cons: When Roush Fenway Racing had to downsize to four cars McMurray saw the writing on the wall, and after a number of sub-par seasons he turned to a new team. He never matched the win totals of his more successful teammates at Roush despite having comparable equipment and resources.

Fantasy tip: McMurray and Earnhardt-Ganassi may be just what the other needs to spark more success. McMurray will lend a voice of experience to couple with Montoya's pure racer perspective. That pairing, and the resources of the combined organization, should make for some fast cars. View McMurray as a risk-reward pick as your third or fourth option.

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Radune has been a KFFL contributor since January 2008.

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