McMurray wins All Star Race

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Sunday 18th May, 2014 - 1:41pm

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Jamie McMurray took the cash in Charlotte

Jamie McMurray took the cash in Charlotte

Jamie McMurray has taken the US$1 million winner’s prize at the annual NASCAR All Star Race in Charlotte.

McMurray avoided a number of crashes which eliminated some of the big names in the sport in the 90-lap event which is separated into three sprint segments.

As well as the scheduled in-race caution periods, the 22 car field was reduced further because of three crashes that involved Kurt Busch and Joey Logano, then AJ Allmendinger and the final crash which ended the night for Jeff Gordon, Greg Biffle and Martin Truex Jr.

After Kyle Busch won the first segment, McMurray jumped out to a significant lead at the start of the final ten-lap segment and managed to hold on for the win. Kevin Harvick finished a surprisingly distant second.

After making the race through a clever social media strategy on the fan vote, Josh Wise showed good speed and kept out of trouble to finish 15th.

All teams will be back at Charlotte next week for the longest race in the series, the Coca Cola 600.

VIDEO: Murray wins All Star race

VIDEO: Kyle Busch and Joey Logano crash

VIDEO: Jeff Gordon, Greg Biffle and Martin Trux Jr come together

 

RESULTS: Sprint All Star Race – Charlotte Motor Speedway 

POS  Car #  Driver  Make  Start Pos.  Laps  Laps Led  Final Status
1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 11 90 31 Running
2 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 3 90 5 Running
3 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 8 90 0 Running
4 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 6 90 0 Running
5 99 Carl Edwards Ford 1 90 18 Running
6 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 5 90 0 Running
7 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 9 90 0 Running
8 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 16 90 0 Running
9 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 22 90 5 Running
10 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 13 90 0 Running
11 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 18 90 0 Running
12 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 15 90 0 Running
13 34 David Ragan Ford 20 90 0 Running
14 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 7 90 20 Running
15 98 Josh Wise Chevrolet 19 90 0 Running
16 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 21 77 0 Accident
17 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 4 60 0 Accident
18 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet 12 60 0 Accident
19 16 Greg Biffle Ford 14 60 0 Accident
20 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 17 30 0 Accident
21 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 2 25 11 Accident
22 22 Joey Logano Ford 10 25 0 Accident