Tuesday, February 23, 2010

San Francisco Honors Jamie McMurray

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The Victory Tour

This past Wednesday, San Francisco hosted Jamie McMurray, the 2010 Champion of NASCAR's Daytona 500. Jamie and his wife, Christy, were escorted around the 'City by the Bay' in a motorized San Francisco Cable Car. Lucky fans who purchased a special ticket package offered by Infineon Raceway, that included the cable car ride in SF along with weekend tickets to the Toyota/Save Mart 350 race.



Daytona 500 Champion Jamie McMurray hangs out of a trolley in San Francisco during his Victory Tour.
(Ezra Shaw: Getty Images)


The 'Victory Lap' began at SF Giants Willie Mays Plaza where the McMurrays were greeted by the S.F. Giants VP Russ Stanley. Jamie was given an official team jersey, with his name and car number. The tour was led by an escort from the California Highway Patrol.




Daytona 500 Champ McMurray addresses the crowd at San Francisco's Willie Mays Plaza Wednesday during his tour of the city.
(Ezra Shaw: Getty Images)


The welcoming committee included Northern California race fans as well as the media. Jamie stated, "I have to say, New York was cool, but San Francisco has been awesome. The weather is beautiful and it's so great to see the fans come out here. As a driver, you can't imagine what this means to me. It's been wonderful."

His visit included a lesson on how to crack crab with Grotto #9 co-owner Anthony Geraldi, a historic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and a visit to the very popular and well known Ghirardeli Square. It was there that Jamie and Kristy enjoyed ice cream sundaes and were presented with a special basket of gourmet chocolate.

The Victory Tour was part of a ticket package sponsored by Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Ca. Jamie and his wife Christy were also given a commemorative magnum of Sonoma Valley wine by Infineon Raceway President Steve Page.

It was an Official start to the countdown of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 held June 18th-20th, Father's Day Weekend, at Sonoma's Infineon Raceway. McMurray and his No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet along with 42 other NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers will be 'Starting their Engines' to run the first of 2 road races during the 2010 NSC Season.

Tickets are still available online at http://www.Infineonraceway.com/ or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-870-RACE for more information.


Infineon Raceway offers a 2 for $99 package
. Its referred to as Kasey's Korner. The package includes 2 Tickets in Turn 9 Terrace, and exclusive access to a Q&A session with defending 2009 Champion, Kasey Kahne, on Tuesday, April 13th.

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For additional information on the McMurray's trip to San Francisco and Kasey's Corner visit Infineonraceway.com 



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