CONCORD, N.C. – Chip Ganassi Racing announced Wednesday that former Daytona 500 champion Jamie McMurray will drive the No. 40 AdventHealth Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in the Clash at Daytona next month.
The entry, in conjunction with Spire Motorsports, is the season-opening event of Daytona Speedweeks presented by AdventHealth.
McMurray has a long history of racing and winning at Daytona, beginning with competition in go-karts. He has since experienced winning in nearly every type of event that he has competed in at the World Center of Racing, including go-karts, sports cars and stock cars.
The Joplin, Mo., native is one of only four drivers to have ever won the Daytona 500 and the Rolex 24 at Daytona, joining a list of racing legends that includes Mario Andretti, AJ Foyt and Jeff Gordon.
McMurray has enjoyed a partnership with AdventHealth (formerly known as Florida Hospital) for three years. AdventHealth’s recent name change unites the entire network of nearly 50 hospitals, located in nearly a dozen states, with a focus on whole-person care.
“I am looking forward to getting back in the car at Daytona and to have AdventHealth onboard with us for this race,” said McMurray. “We have had a great relationship with everyone at AdventHealth over the last several years. It means a lot to have them partner with us on this special event.
“With everything that they have going on at Daytona Int’l Speedway throughout Speedweeks, both as presenting sponsor and with their Fan Injector, I am very happy to be a part of it all.”
In addition, AdventHealth and Chip Ganassi Racing have introduced the Human Innovation and Development Lab, focusing on unique training to prepare their athletes both mentally and physically. The HIDL will be located at the Chip Ganassi Racing shop in Concord, NC.
The HIDL is a human performance enhancement project that features tools and technology that the team uses to develop and improve the human performance of drivers and pit crew members.
“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. As a person, Jamie McMurray aligns very well with the AdventHealth brand,” said David Banks, Chief Strategy Officer for AdventHealth. “He is a family man, into an active healthy lifestyle, wholesome and an all-around good guy.”