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.
Here’s a sampling of quotes and social media reaction to Danica Patrick’s news announced earlier Friday that this would be her last full-time season as a driver, and that she’ll race in the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 only in 2018.
This ends a full-time stretch in the top flights of NASCAR and IndyCar. She was in NASCAR from 2012 through 2017, and IndyCar from 2005 through 2011.
Her’s her own post on Twitter and Instagram.
IMS President J. Douglas Boles
“We’re glad Danica plans to return to the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil next May,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “Her final career start will make what’s already shaping up to be a terrific Month of May even more interesting for our fans.
“It’s also fitting that Danica is wrapping up her career at the place and in the race where she became a household name and captured the world’s attention in 2005 – the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500. We’re looking forward to seeing her back in an Indy car next May alongside all of the tremendous drivers of the Verizon IndyCar Series.”