NASCAR at Charlotte 2014: Live Results and Analysis from All-Star Race

Michael GuadalupeFeatured ColumnistMay 17, 2014

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Jamie McMurray found himself $1,000,000 richer after winning an action filled Sprint All-Star race!

The night started with a music concert and long driver intros, but drivers would eventually start their engines and the first segment was underway.

Because there were only 90 laps in the All-Star race, teams were able to put more horsepower into the stock cars and drivers were extremely fast as the competed for $1,000,000.

Carl Edwards started the first segment strong, but it was Kyle Busch who saw the white flag waive after the first 20 laps of the night.

As drivers headed to pit road for the first time, different strategies were used. A majority of the drivers took four tires, some took two, and Denny Hamlin didn't go into pit road at all.

The first wreck of the night came out during the second segment as Kyle Busch got into the back of Clint Bowyer, causing the tail end of Bowyer's car to bounce into the 18. It forced Kyle to spin out as he tried to dodge Bowyer.

The second wreck of the night came out right after Kyle's spin as AJ Allmendinger was forced into the wall by Brian Vickers.

Kasey Kahne would go on to grab the lead and finished the second segment in first.

The third segment started with Jamie McMurray out in front, but it only took seven laps for Kasey Kahne to get back up to the front. He stayed up front and held his first place finish at the end of the third segment.

As segment four started, the third wreck of the night came out during the first Lap. Jeff Gordon, Martin Truex Jr. and Greg Biffle were all involved and all three went to the garage. Segment four finished without any other major wrecks, and the Kevin Harvick finished in the lead.

Jamie McMurray and Carl Edwards came off of pit road on the front row for the final segment of the Sprint All-Star race.

The two drivers battled, but McMurray was the one who took the lead. Kevin Harvick emerged to challenge McMurray for the lead, but as he caught up to the one car time ran out for the Closer and McMurray held onto his lead.

This is the first All-Star Race win for Ganassi Racing.


Winner of the Sprint All-Star Race: Jamie McMurray