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Auburn may want to send a fruit basket to Jamie McMurray

Nov 30, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT

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With the country still catching its breath over the finish to today’s Iron Bowl between Auburn and Alabama, a certain question needs to be asked: Did NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jamie McMurray bring the Tigers good luck?

Last month at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, McMurray notched his first win since 2010 under caution after a back-stretch incident on the final lap involving Austin Dillon and Casey Mears.

The No. 1 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet that McMurray took to Victory Lane (pictured) featured the blue and orange “AU” logo of Auburn on its hood and quarter panels; the university got the placement through its partnership with Cessna, one of McMurray’s primary sponsors.

After the victory, McMurray admitted that he wasn’t a big fan of college football but said he enjoyed interacting with the “50/50 crowd” of ‘Dega race fans that either pulled for the Tigers or for the Crimson Tide.

“It was fun to see the fans in the garage area either high-five you or the opposite,” he said.

More than one month later, Auburn has shocked Alabama, 34-28, after the Tigers’ Chris Davis returned a missed Alabama field goal 100 yards (unofficially, 109 yards) for a touchdown on the last play of the game.

Perhaps Auburn should consider being on McMurray’s cars at Talladega every year.

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