Jamie McMurray won’t be back in the No. 1 car in 2019


and No. 95 car of Leavine Family Racing as cars officially looking for drivers heading into 2019. Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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Ganassi says he’s offered McMurray a contract to drive the Daytona 500 next season, then move into a leadership role with the organization similar to the one Dario Franchitti holds. Ganassi says McMurray has not decided if he will stay with the team or seek a full-time driving job elsewhere.

With the announcement that McMurray is vacating the seat, the No. 1 joins the No. 41 (Busch’s current car) and No. 95 car of Leavine Family Racing as cars officially looking for drivers heading into 2019.

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Kurt Busch mulling contract offers for 2019

‘It’s kind of the same thing as last year where the team at Stewart-Haas put me into free agency, it gives me the opportunity to talk to others,’ Busch said at Darlington Raceway. ‘I do have the loyalty and the respect from Monster Energy.

‘As the sport evolves and the sport changes, it’s unique for me to understand more about the ownership side and how the different structures are set up. No updates. Just more information for me to digest. We’ll announce things when they get closer.’

Gene Haas, co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio after Busch won at Bristol two weeks ago that he was not sure where Busch would race in 2019.

  • Publisher: NASCAR Talk
  • Date: 2018-08-31T18:39:23+00:00
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