The wild-card in the scenario is the sponsor. Bass Pro Shops would like to have an “outdoorsman” type of driver, one who’ll appeal to their customer base. To some degree, Truex Jr. fulfilled that role; less so McMurray, who’s not exactly the world’s most passionate hunter, fisherman or camper.
For a full time ride on the Sprint Cup, I would live in a tent and make Grizzly Man look like my aunt who doesn’t like warm potato salad. To get McMurray ready for the world of an outdoorsman, let’s start small with tips on how not to fish.
NASCAR loves random cross-promotional stunts. McMurray loves employment. Jamie, Bear. Bear, Jamie. You two should get together.
McMurray To EGR (Ford Racing)