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McMurray signs multi-year deal with EGR

January 19, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

Jamie McMurray has signed a multi-year 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.

After joining Roush, the next four years were tough for McMurray, who had barely missed the Chase with Ganassi but never was able to run as well at Roush, where he had two wins and a best points finish of 16th in four years.

McMurray returned to drive for Ganassi last year with Bass Pro Shops and McDonald's as sponsors and rejuvenated his career with a career-high three wins.

"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."