McMurray Appears To Be Out At Roush-Fenway After '09


As the people of NASCAR Nation wait anxiously to hear who the odd-man out at Roush-Fenway Racing will be after this season, it appears that it has already been decided.

Two of Roush-Fenway Racing’s drivers have signed contracts stating that they will be at Roush-Fenway through 2011. Those drivers being Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle. Matt Kenseth, despite losing primary sponsor, DeWalt Power Tools after the 2009 season, is likely to stay at Roush-Fenway also, with a contract that is good through 2010.

That leaves just 2 drivers, David Ragan and Jamie McMurray.

McMurray has appeared to be the odd-man out for a long time. But a rumor came out mid-last week that said Roush-Fenway president, Geoff Smith was in the process of putting a sponsorship package together that would keep McMurray “In the fold”. This rumor had McMurray as Roush-Fenway’s fourth driver for 2010, and had Ragan moving to Roush-Fenway’s satellite team, Yates Racing.

However, this does not appear to be the case.

On Saturday, Zak Brown, CEO of Just Marketing International, which handles the UPS marketing account, confirmed that David Ragan will be driving for UPS in the #6 Roush-Fenway car.

So, with the sponsor confirming that Ragan will be in the fourth Roush-Fenway car, and the other three drivers being bound to the team by contracts, it appears that only one man is now a candidate to be moving across the street to drive for Yates Racing.

Jamie McMurray.

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