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Kenseth wins at Talladega

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  • Matt Kenseth stands on his car in victory lane Sunday after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala.

      Matt Kenseth stands on his car in victory lane Sunday after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala.
    Nigel Kinrade/Autostock

  • Tony Stewart (14) flips over as Kasey Kahne (5), Clint Bowyer (15), Dave Blaney (36), Terry Labonte (32), Regan Smith (78), Jeff Burton (31), Jimmie Johnson (48) crash around him during the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday in Talladega, Ala. Also involved in the wreck were Paul Menard (27), Casey Mears (13), Aric Almirola (43), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88), David Ragan (34) and Sam Hornish Jr. (22).

      Tony Stewart (14) flips over as Kasey Kahne (5), Clint Bowyer (15), Dave Blaney (36), Terry Labonte (32), Regan Smith (78), Jeff Burton (31), Jimmie Johnson (48) crash around him during the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday in Talladega, Ala. Also involved in the wreck were Paul Menard (27), Casey Mears (13), Aric Almirola (43), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88), David Ragan (34) and Sam Hornish Jr. (22).
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth won Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, where a last-lap crash turned defending NASCAR champion Tony Stewart upside down.

Stewart was leading the final lap but had no drafting partner as the field closed in on him. He was looking for help when he misjudged how much room he had and turned down in front of Michael Waltrip.

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Waltrip hooked Stewart's bumper, and it triggered a massive accident that sent Stewart's car sailing on its side over the field. NASCAR threw the caution, and Kenseth coasted to the victory.

Stewart was helped from his car by safety workers and waved to the crowd to signify he was OK. He said he caused the accident.

Jeff Gordon finished second, and Kyle Busch was third.

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