Jamie McMurray scored his first win since October of 2010 winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Camping World RV Series 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday. In a race that had the absence of a multi-car crash known as the “big one”, McMurray took the lead with 13 laps to go and thanks to only the races second crash on the final lap won under caution.
Prior to the final run, the race was a duel between Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth. Johnson led 41 laps, Earnhardt 38 and Kenseth 32. In the end though Earnhardt was second, Johnson finished 13th and Kenseth who faded late with handling problems finished 20th.
Pole sitter Aric Almirola led the field to the green and led the first lap. Jeff Burton was leading a second line on the outside and led the second lap by a nose. The first caution came out just as lap two got under way when the engine let loose in the car driven by Tony Raines just as the rest of the field was working along the backstretch. Many of the contenders elected to stay in the back of the field at the start of the of the race and had pitted for fuel and minor adjustments. MORE>>>
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