Kenseth wins at Talladega after huge crash on last lap

5:59 PM, Oct 7, 2012   |    comments
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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 finish.

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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