Talladega, AL (Sports Network) - Matt Kenseth survived a massive crash on the
last turn of the final lap to win Sunday's Good Sam's Roadside Assistance 500
-- the fourth race in the championship Chase -- at Talladega Superspeedway.
In what is known as the "wild card" event in the 10-race Chase, it lived up to
expectations when at least 20 drivers, including several title contenders,
were involved in the "big one" heading into turn four. Chase driver Tony
Stewart was leading on the last lap but spun around when he made contact with
Michael Waltrip, triggering the melee.
Stewart's car went airborne and then landed on top of Kasey Kahne's car. There
were no injuries during the incident.
Kenseth, who is in the Chase field, moved into the lead just before the yellow
flag was displayed for the crash, ending the race under caution. Stewart had
taken over the lead just after a restart for a green-white-checkered finish.
Jamie McMurray crashed in the closing laps to setup the two-lap overtime
Jeff Gordon finished second, while Kyle Busch rebounded from a pit-road
speeding penalty early in the race to take the third spot. David Ragan and
Greg Biffle rounded out the top-five.
Kenseth claimed his second victory of the season. He won the season-opening
Daytona 500 in February.
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