Clearly, Ross Chastain is a favorite to take over the No. 42 Chevrolet once real racing resumes now that CGR fired driver Kyle Larson on Tuesday for the use of a racial slur used during the live-stream of a virtual racing event.

Chastain, 27, is technically already under contract with Ganassi but has been “on loan” to Roush Fenway Racing.

However, in the last 24 hours, another also-obvious choice has emerged that would allow Ganassi to complete the remainder of the 2020 season and allow Chastain to fill out his work at Roush.

That driver? Jamie McMurray.

He spent the vast majority of his 16-plus year Cup Series career driving for team owner Chip Ganassi over two different stints…. He has an established relationship with all three of the main primary sponsors on the No. 42 – First Data, Credit One and McDonald’s.

Multiple sources have confirmed to that McMurray would consider the fill-in role for 2020 if Ganassi thought it would help retain sponsorship for the organization and if it allowed him to keep his TV commitments.


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