Jamie McMurray's hometown of Joplin, Missouri was hit hard by a massive tornado that swept through the small historic town late Sunday afternoon. The Earnhardt Ganassi Racing driver released the following statement in the aftermath of the tragic event:
My heart goes out to all the people that have been affected by the devastating Missouri tornado on May 22nd, especially in my hometown of Joplin.
It is difficult to put into words, the emotions I have when I see the devastation and destruction that was caused by this storm. My thoughts and prayers are extended to all the people who are dealing with so much loss.
I would also like to thank all those that have reached out to me to express their concerns for my family. Although I don't personally have any family in Joplin any longer, there are still many people there that need our support and prayers.