Former Daytona 500 champion Jamie McMurray, who last week announced he would compete in the this year’s Great American Race, will now also drive in the 2019 Clash at Daytona, it was announced Wednesday morning.
McMurray will drive the No. 40 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Spire Motorsports in conjunction with Chip Ganassi Racing. The 2010 Daytona 500 winner will be sponsored by AdventHealth.
“Jamie McMurray has proven to be very successful at Daytona International Speedway, having won the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Daytona 500 and the Coke Zero Sugar 400,” AdventHealth Chief Strategy Officer David Banks said in a media release. “As a person, Jamie McMurray aligns very well with the AdventHealth brand. He is a family man, into an active healthy lifestyle, wholesome and an all-around good guy.”
AdventHealth and CGR have joined forces to form the Human Innovation and Development Lab (HIDL), which “features tools and technology that the team uses to develop and improve the human performance of drivers and mit crew members,” according to a release. The HIDL will be located at Chip Ganassi Racing’s shop in Concord, North Carolina.
“I am looking forward to getting back in the car at Daytona and to have AdventHealth onboard with us for this race,” McMurray said in a release. “We have had a great relationship with everyone at AdventHealth over the last several years. It means a lot to have them parter with us on this special event. With everything that they have going on at Daytona International Speedway throughout Speedways, both as presenting sponsor and with their Fan Injector, I am very happy to be part of it all.”