Jamie McMurray Goes Home; Rusty Wallace goes Foreign

How’s this for a busy day?

After virtually no Silly Season action in weeks, two big announcements have been made in the last 24 hours regarding to of NASCAR’s big names.

The first is Jamie McMurray, who has partnered up with his old team… sort of. McMurray has inked a one-year deal with Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing to drive the team’s #1 Bass Pro Shop Chevrolet. It had been rumored that Bass Pro Shops did not want to sponsor McMurray because “he isn’t much of an outdoorsman”. McMurray rejoins the team that brought him into NASCAR, only back then it was just Chip Ganassi Racing. McMurray has never driven for Teresa Earnhardt.

The second big name to make an announcement today was Rusty Wallace. The American icon announced today that the team he owns, Rusty Wallace Inc., will go foreign and field Toyotas in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2010, with drivers Steve Wallace and Brendan Gaughan. I would gather from this that Gaughan will return to the team in 2010, despite rumors that RWI may not have enough funding.

Tags: Brendan Gaughan Jamie McMurray Rusty Wallace Inc Steven Wallace

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