Jamie McMurray Enjoys Truck Stops, Karting

We already heard about Tony Stewart's non-NASCAR racing exploits on Monday, so obviously, it's high time to keep that theme moving along with this tale about Jamie McMurray.

McMurray, the driver of the No. 26 Ford for Roush-Fenway Racing, could be found early this week doing some hot laps at the always-famous Daytona International Speedway.

Nope -- he wasn't breaking NASCAR's testing ban to get a head start on the 2009 season -- but rather, McMurray made the trip to DIS for "Daytona Kartweek" for some Sunday practice and racing on Monday and Tuesday.

And according to some DIS release material, the Crown Royal driver made the trip to Daytona the day after Christmas with his dad from North Carolina -- via car.

"My dad and I left 8:30 in the morning after Christmas," McMurray said. "I drove the whole way. This might sound odd but I wouldn't want to drive to Cup races but I missed the fact of stopping at a truck stop and experiencing that. It's different."

Oh, the truck stop experience. Mediocre coffee, questionable restrooms and more knock-off brand gadgets than anyone can handle -- here's to hoping that McMurray got the fill he desired.

Wanna read some more? Just click the link above to the track's release.

Jamie McMurray Enjoys Truck Stops, Karting originally appeared on NASCAR FanHouse on Tue, 30 Dec 2008 01:12:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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