Driving a car sponsored by Wichita based plane maker Cessna, Jamie McMurray won at Talladega Superspeedway in a nearly clean race. The only big wreck came when rookie Austin Dillon lost control on the final lap Sunday, allowing the winner to coast across the line under caution.
McMurray won for the first time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series since 2010, not having to worry about a charge from Dale Earnhardt Jr. because Dillon spun coming out of the second turn. The only other driver collected in the crash was Casey Mears, who slammed into Dillon's car and sent it flying into the air before it came back down upright.
A race known for massive crashes was essentially trouble free. There was a minor wreck early on involving Marcos Ambrose and Pablo Montoya, and 103 consecutive laps under green until the yellow and checkered flag waved together at the end.
Kansas native Clint Bowyer lead at the half way point, but waited too late to make his move back to the front and settled for a 10th place finish.
Bowyer tweeted after the race, " Weird ending to the race. I could get up through them pretty easy all day until they went single file on us. My fault for waiting too long."