McMurray, Fallon banter after “NASCAR Superlatives” (VIDEO)

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Jamie McMurray won the 2010 Daytona 500, in a banner year when he also won the Brickyard 400 for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.

But did you know the now-Chip Ganassi Racing driver actually is something else beyond a driver?

McMurray was one of several drivers featured in Monday night’s “NASCAR Superlatives” segment on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Here was Fallon’s take on McMurray:

Cannily, here was McMurray’s response:

Well played, Jamie. Well played.

The Fallon Tumblr page, linked here, also has a recap of the two tweets.

McMurray finished 14th in this year’s Daytona 500 after being caught up in the last lap accident after contact with Kevin Harvick.

IndyCar 2017 driver review: All posts, one place

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In case you missed any of MotorSportsTalk’s extensive 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series driver-by-driver reviews on NBCSports.com, we’ve combined them all into one post.

See the full rankings below. Of the 38 drivers that raced at least once this year, 23 of them ran anywhere from six races to the full 17-race schedule, and got a full review. Drivers who competed in four or fewer races were packaged into the “remaining part-timers” post.

1. Josef Newgarden
2. Simon Pagenaud
3. Scott Dixon
4. Helio Castroneves
5. Will Power
6. Graham Rahal
7. Alexander Rossi
8. Takuma Sato
9. Ryan Hunter-Reay
10. Tony Kanaan
11. Max Chilton
12. Marco Andretti
13. James Hinchcliffe
14. Ed Jones
15. JR Hildebrand
16. Carlos Munoz
17. Charlie Kimball
18. Conor Daly
19. Mikhail Aleshin
20. Spencer Pigot / 22. Ed Carpenter
21. Sebastien Bourdais / 25. Esteban Gutierrez
23-24, 26-38. All the rest