Jamie McMurray battles to All-Star win

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 17: Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Bass Pro Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 17, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, NC – MAY 17: Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Bass Pro Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 17, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

At the track where he won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup race in 2002, Jamie McMurray was able to power past Carl Edwards on the final ten-lap shootout to win the Sprint All Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday night.

Edwards and McMurray were side by side on the final restart and battled for the lead making contact a couple of times before McMurray was able to move ahead and to the point. From there McMurray was able to stretch out his lead and score his first win in NASCAR’s All-Star event.  The winning move came earlier in the race when McMurray stayed out on older tires after the second segment to gain track position and eventually the win.

A total of 22 drivers started the non-points event, but only 15 finished. Those finding trouble included two early leaders and several favorites. MORE>>>

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