111108: NASCAR Driver Jamie McMurray Engaged

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As one of NASCAR’s top racers, Jamie McMurray is accustomed to putting the pedal to the metal in his #26 Crown Royal/Irwin Industrial Tools Ford Fusion. However,it was the speed demon’s heart that was accelerating on the day he asked Christy Futrell, his love of the past three and one-half years, to be his wife.

Originally planning to pop the question on the 4th of the month, in true racing form the 2007 Pepsi 400 champion sped up the proposal by asking for her hand in marriage on November 3, 2008 during a romantic getaway to the Phoenician Resort, a 250-acre retreat in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Miami Herald reports.

As the couple set out on the road of life together, the NASCAR star and his bride-to-be plan to make a pit stop in order to pledge their devotion in a wedding ceremony conducted during one of the prospective groom’s four weekends off of the racing circuit.

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