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McMurray to look elsewhere for 2010 campaign

Jamie McMurray will find himself looking for new employment for the 2010 Sprint Cup season when Roush Fenway Racing is forced to downsize from five cars to four to comply with NASCAR regulations.

McMurray's current sponsor for the #26 Ford – Crown Royal – will move over to the #17 of Matt Kenseth for next season to replace DeWalt, which will end is association with Kenseth at the end of the current season.

With Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle and David Ragan set to continue in Roush colours next year, McMurray will now look for a drive elsewhere, with the possibility that the #26 could now be moved over to Yates Racing.

“I'm happy that the #17 has a sponsor for half of the season next year so they only have another half season to sell,” Kenseth said at Pocono ahead of this weekend's Pennsylvania 500, “but I'm disappointed for Jamie and whatever he's got going on.

“I think he knew for a while that he was the team and driver that would be moving to Yates, if they could keep that team funded, but we still haven't brought another new sponsor into the organisation, so it's still a concern for the organisation.

“I'm excited to work with Crown Royal; I worked with Diagio's Smirnoff Ice Brand back in '03 and we won a championship together. They do a lot of great things to promote the spot, so I'm looking forward to that part of it.”



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