NASCAR: Jamie McMurray wins 2010 Bank of America 500
Topics: Bank of America 500, Jamie McMurray
October 17, 2010
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing driver Jamie McMurray, who qualified twenty-seventh, won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2010 Bank of America 500 held yesterday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, United States. This became his third win of the season.
Kyle Busch was the leader before the final caution, after which McMurray became the leader. Busch was unable to catch him. Following the race, McMurray became the first driver out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup to win in the first five races.
Jimmie Johnson managed the third position in the closing laps of the race, after starting tenth on the grid. Pole position winner Jeff Gordon had a couple problems late in the race, which prompted him to a twenty-third place finish.
Denny Hamlin, from the Joe Gibbs Racing team, clinched the fourth position, after leading one laps during the race. Greg Biffle followed Hamlin in fifth, while Matt Kenseth could only manage sixth.
Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, David Reutimann, and David Ragan rounded out the top ten finishers in the race. Kurt Busch, another driver in the Chase, finished thirtieth.
Johnson maintained the Drivers' championship lead with 5,843 points, forty-one points ahead of Denny Hamlin. Manufacturers' Championship standings is lead by Chevrolet with 230, 45 points ahead of Toyota and 85 ahead of Ford.
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