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A change in philosophy means rebirth for McMurray

Jamie McMurray is starting to show the kind of results for Roush Fenway Racing that have been expected of him. How is he accomplishing it? A major change in attitude, writes Marty Smith.

Originally Published: November 5, 2008
By Marty Smith | ESPN.com

I met a guy named Hale Hughes this past weekend at Texas; he inspired me. He's the guy who gave the command to start the engines after having won Dickies' Worker of the Year contest. Hughes is a good ol' boy, a Texas oil field worker who lives and breathes NASCAR racing. He loves Ryan Newman, but had Jeff Gordon finished one position better Sunday night, he'd be a millionaire.

Oddly enough, the experience seemed more valuable to Hughes than the money.

In meeting ...

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