Strictly business for McMurray and Ganassi, plus more notes
"When I left there he told me, 'You have to do what's best for your career, and what's best for your career right now was leaving'," McMurray recalled. "He didn't have any grudge against me and we both just did what was right. Coming back, that's what makes the most sense for me now."
Like many of Ganassi's former employees, McMurray said he "became better friends with Chip when I didn't drive for him because we had a different relationship."
McMurray won his Sprint Cup car's second race with Ganassi -- substituting for
McMurray said the stress of joining his new/old team vanished on his first visit to the EGR shop. Apparently, Ganassi's methodology has been heavily utilized after the merger with
"Every organization puts their radiator ductwork in a certain way, their this or that," McMurray said. "I looked (in a car) and I was like, "I remember all of this." It felt very comfortable."
Earnhardt Childress Racing Engines executive
"I know Richard and the group up there got to a new chassis around Indy and we got to a new engine package around Indy," he said. "They focused on making their cars lighter and we worked on an engine package to build bottom end into the package. So it was definitely a group effort and I think you're going to see a big improvement there."
It seems that
"I can't wait," Knaus said. "I can't wait to play with [the kid]. And Jimmie, he'll he just fine. He's a professional."