McMurray signs multiyear contract extension with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing

Jamie McMurray has signed a multiyear contract with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, McMurray’s agent Rod Moskowitz confirmed Wednesday.

McMurray won three of the biggest races of the season last year in the Daytona 500, Brickyard 400 and Bank of America 500 at Charlotte. He finished 14th in the final Sprint Cup standings but had his best season since leaving team owner Chip Ganassi for Roush Fenway Racing following the 2005 season.

“We’re happy to announce Jamie signed a multiyear deal," Moskowitz said Wednesday. “It goes without saying that the signing was a formality as he and the 1 team [at EGR] had a tremendous year. We’re very excited about it."

After winning the race at Charlotte last October, McMurray said he expected to re-sign with the team soon.

“It’s just kind of a slow process to get all of that ironed out and working on a multiyear deal with everybody, so [we] just have to wait until we get all that done," McMurray said at the time.

It’s now done and McMurray has a home for at least the next couple of years.

“We had a really good year on the race track," McMurray said last month. “[I] just look forward to getting back at it. … For me, you’re ready to take a break at Homestead.

“You literally get that first weekend off and you’re ready to get back again. It’s really sick how we want to do this every single weekend, but that’s the way you feel."

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