Garage Chatter: Loudon II

McMurray off the deal at Ganassi? Garage sources say that Jamie McMurray is furiously trying to get out of his contract with Chip Ganassi Racing and the No. 42 Dodge. Two teams are interested in hiring McMurray if he managed to be released from...

McMurray off the deal at Ganassi? Garage sources say that Jamie McMurray is furiously trying to get out of his contract with Chip Ganassi Racing and the No. 42 Dodge. Two teams are interested in hiring McMurray if he managed to be released from his obligation to Ganassi.

Rumor is the McMurray is the top pick to pilot the third Gibbs team next season if everything comes together.

AOL exits to sponsor elsewhere: AOL is leaving the sport of NASCAR next season to become the title sponsor of another stock car racing series. While they will remain in the sport on a lesser basis than the head sponsor of the No. 30 Richard Childress Racing Chevy, RCR has been shopping for a new sponsor.

Word is that they found one this week and are good to go for next season.

No. 38 pit crew continues to shine: The No. 38 Robert Yates Racing Ford team continue to shine in the PowerAde pit crew competition. The team has helped Elliott Sadler to victory lane twice this season, and currently leads the standings by 27 points over the No. 8 DEI Chevy team.

The crew officially nicknamed "the chocolate thunder" by M&M Mars has won the PowerAde deal five times this season.

Crew chief set for No. 11 Gibbs team: Joe Gibbs Racing has reportedly hired Dave Rogers, chief engineer for Tony Stewart, to crew chief their third team next season.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Tony Stewart , Jamie McMurray , Robert Yates , Elliott Sadler
Teams Richard Childress Racing , Chip Ganassi Racing , Joe Gibbs Racing , Yates Racing