If you told anyone Jamie McMurray was going to walk away today the winner of the 2014 NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE I would say your crazy. McMurray’s odds were 40-1. One of the biggest long shots in the 22 man field. But lo and behold he held off Carl Edwards at the end to win $1,000,000. “As a kid, that is what you grew up wanting to do, is have a shootout like that and have a possibility to race for 10 laps,” McMurray said. “He got a little bit of a jump on me on the restart and I was able to hang on to his quarter panel, and when we kept entering Turn 1 and 3, I was like, `It is for a million bucks. If we wreck, it’s not that big of a deal. It’s so cool to come out on top.”
“Jamie just did a perfect job on the start. I had him cleared for a minute,” Carl Edwards said. “If I would have pulled in front of him in Turn 1, if I would have gone high, I think we would have won that race. But I was just so reluctant to give up the bottom. It was a drag race. My hat is off to him. He earned it.” Kevin Harvick finished second, Matt Kenseth was third and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was fourth.