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DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 10:  Jamie McMurray, driver of the #40 McDonald's/Cessna/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, talks with team owner Chip Ganassi during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 10, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 10: Jamie McMurray, driver of the #40 McDonald's/Cessna/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, talks with team owner Chip Ganassi during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 10, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Jamie McMurray to run Daytona 500 for Spire Motorsports

Chip Ganassi Racing

Original post: Jamie McMurray, the 2010 Daytona 500 champion will ditch his FOX Sports analyst role and put on the driver suit to compete in the 2021 Daytona 500, driving the Spire Motorsports No. 77 Chevrolet.

The car will be prepared by Chip Ganassi Racing, with sponsorship from AdventHealth, giving the racer-turned-commentator at least one more race – the 584th of his career behind the steering wheel.

Spire Motorsports crew chief Kevin Bellicourt will guide the at-track operation in the Feb. 14 race for McMurray, who will have a familiar voice, spotter Keith Barnwell, on the roof.

FOX Sports