Rocketing Into Records Books: Oakley’s Jamie McMurray Victorious at NASCAR Brickyard 400 Event
All good things come in threes.
Just ask Oakley’s very own Jamie McMurray, who blazed into the record books this past weekend with a glorious NASCAR victory at the Brickyard 400. McMurray – who proudly sports Oakley eyewear, boots, gloves and heel booties in the cockpit – gave car owner Chip Ganassi a trio of wins across motorsports’ most prestigious events this year: the Daytona 500 (also won by McMurray), the Indy 500 and the Brickyard 400…a first in motorsports history. Even better, McMurray is only the third person in history to win the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400 in the same year!
With a restart in the second spot thanks to a two-tire call on a Lap 140 pit stop, Jamie rocketed his No 1. Earnhardt-Ganassi Chevy past Kevin Harvick’s No. 2 Chevy on a restart. With 11 laps left, he left Harvick in the dust for a victory – shooting past the finish line 1.391 seconds ahead – and straight into the record books.
“I am just shocked that I won the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400 in the same year,” said a visibly stoked McMuray – reflecting on a year that has catapulted him from afterthought to superstar. “It’s been an unbelievable year!”
And it was a year that was thought to be unlikely – much like the Brickyard win. Especially with NASCAR favorite and Earnhardt-Ganassi/Oakley teammate, Juan Pablo Montoya, coming out of the gates on fire with an 86 lap lead. But misfortunate set upon Montoya, however, as he crashed his car into the wall in lap 145.
The dazzling triumph capped off a truly amazing weekend for Oakley’s motorsports team this past weekend. Scott Dixon took home the hardware at the IndyCar Series race in Edmonton on the heels of Oakley’s Dario Franchitti’s win earlier in the season at the Indy 500.
A massive congratz to Jamie McMurray and his team for making history!
Also, be sure to scope out the famous Rollin’ O Lab’s presence at Brickyard here: Brickyard and The Rollin’ O, Reunited