On Saturday night, with 11 season races already in the books, we were treated to the annual NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, consisting of 90 laps, four 20-minute segments, followed up by the 10-lap shootout at the end with the one million dollar prize on the line. And when all the action was said and done, it was Jamie McMurray that took home the $1 million dollar prize, winning the race by blowing everyone away in the 10-lap shootout.
The race itself, despite just being an exhibition, was about as exciting as you could ask for. Kyle Busch was the leader after the first segment, however not long after the second one got underway, Busch got tangled up coming around a corner, spun out and then was subsequently taken out.
Later on in the race, with the prize money in the grasp, Jeff Gordon and the 24 car hit a snag when they caught fire near the wall.
Here’s a look at how the Top-10 played out as the race came to a conclusion:
- Jamie McMurray
- Kevin Harvick
- Matt Kenseth
- Dale Earnhardt Jr.
- Carl Edwards
- Jimmie Johnson
- Clint Bowyer
- Brian Vickers
- Denny Hamlin
- Brad Keselowski
McMurray has had some memorable wins in his career, but this is his first victory in the All-Star Race, and for that, he’s a million dollars richer on this Saturday night.