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MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- ChevronTexaco Corp. signed a multi-year sponsorship contract with Chip Ganassi Racing for its Havoline brand. Jamie McMurray will drive the Havoline Dodge for the Ganassi team in the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. The terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"ChevronTexaco is thrilled to continue our participation in NASCAR racing by teaming with Chip Ganassi Racing and to continue our long standing involvement in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series," said Mark Nelson, ChevronTexaco's vice president of North American Lubricants. "Havoline has a long history in NASCAR, and in this tradition, we look forward to pairing with a proven winner like Chip Ganassi."
McMurray, who is also sponsored by Williams TravelCenters Racing, is currently racing in his second full season in the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division. He has steadily moved his way up to ninth in the Busch Series championship points standings with two top-5 finishes and nine top-10 finishes in 25 races.
"This is the right move for me, and I am pleased to be part of Chip Ganassi Racing," McMurray said. "I am especially proud to drive ChevronTexaco's Havoline car. Havoline has been an excellent sponsor in NASCAR for many years, and I am very humbled to be driving for them."
ABOVE: NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray will drive ChevronTexaco's Havoline car next year.