BUSCH: Garage Chatter: Chicagoland

McMurray to drive No. 6 Roush Ford in 2007: Roush Racing announced Thursday that they have signed Jamie McMurray to drive the No. 6 Ford commencing in 2007. McMurray is bound to his contract at Ganassi Racing through the 2006 season. Ricky...

McMurray to drive No. 6 Roush Ford in 2007: Roush Racing announced Thursday that they have signed Jamie McMurray to drive the No. 6 Ford commencing in 2007.

McMurray is bound to his contract at Ganassi Racing through the 2006 season. Ricky Craven is the leading candidate to drive the No. 6 car for one year until McMurray can take over the wheel.

Kenny Wallace looses sponsor: ppc Racing announced Friday that Stacker 2 has left as primary sponsor of Wallace's No. 22 Busch ride. The team is actively pursuing new sponsorship.

Wallace is currently fifth in series standings.

Stewart goes for three: Defending race winner Tony Stewart is on a hot streak. With a win at Sonoma and Daytona, Stewart looks for the trifecta this weekend at Chicagoland.

"It's great to have two wins like that," said Stewart. "I don't want to downplay that by any means. But we're back to the real world this week. There are only six of those types of races with two road courses and four superspeedways. We spend a lot more time on mile-and-a-half and 2-mile tracks.

"This weekend is going to be a huge weekend for us. It was awesome to have the weekend we had at Daytona, but if we can have a top-five finish and get into that mix of Roush and Hendrick cars, it's going to be a very huge weekend for us - even if we don't win."

Tornado hits AMS: Atlanta Motor Speedway suffered at least 40 million dollars of damage after being struck by a tornado Wednesday night. The tornado, associated with tropical storm Cindy, hit the track with sustained winds of 150 mph.

Among the damage were several roofs torn off the speedway condos and the offices; a fallen scoring pylon in turn 1, and damage to several buildings and the grandstands. Most of the grandstands will have to be rebuilt before the October Nextel Cup series event.

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Tony Stewart , Kenny Wallace , Ricky Craven , Jamie McMurray
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing