“Daves of Thunder” dominate Dega Finish

Image Courtesy Nascar Media
Image Courtesy Nascar Media

Talladega, AL(WIAT) Sunday teamwork made the dream work towards the end of the Aarons 499 as a pair of Davids teamed up for an upset special.

David Regan and teammate  David Gilliland were the main beneficiaries of a green-white checkered flag and sent Ragan to victory lane for the second time in his 6 year Nascar Sprint cup series career.

It was no short affair though, the race took an almost 4 hour break Sunday due to rain, even the finish was in question as Ragan crossed the finish line just after 7pm Central, with Sunset looming at 7:33.  7 hours total from start to finish

Not everyone was a fan of the finish though, especially Ryan Newman who wound up with Kurt Busch on his windshield with 12 laps to go.

Image Courtesy Nascar Media

Image Courtesy Nascar Media

“That’s no way to end a race,” Newman said. “That’s just poor judgment in restarting the race, poor judgment. I mean, you got what you wanted, but poor judgment and running in the dark and running in the rain. That’s it, thank you.”

After that last big wreck, the race went into overtime and the Davids teamed up for the win.

Final Results:
1. (19) David Ragan, Ford, 192 laps, 78.2 rating, 47 points, $373,108.

2. (31) David Gilliland, Ford, 192, 81.6, 42, $235,153.

3. (1) Carl Edwards, Ford, 192, 103.5, 42, $207,720.

4. (14) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 192, 86.7, 40, $155,620.

5. (8) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 192, 119, 40, $176,426.

6. (34) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 192, 92.7, 0, $146,048.

7. (2) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 192, 107.4, 38, $155,540.

8. (6) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 192, 132.7, 38, $154,906.

9. (36) Scott Speed, Ford, 192, 68.4, 36, $107,115.

10. (18) Aric Almirola, Ford, 192, 103.3, 35, $146,226.

11. (9) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 192, 61.2, 34, $149,716.

12. (27) David Stremme, Toyota, 192, 83.2, 32, $117,663.

13. (21) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 192, 83.9, 32, $151,441.

14. (3) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 192, 91.6, 30, $131,244.

15. (11) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 192, 86.5, 30, $153,696.

16. (40) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 192, 51.9, 28, $112,502.

17. (12) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 192, 93.6, 27, $115,355.

18. (20) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 192, 77, 26, $139,238.

19. (26) Josh Wise, Ford, 192, 51.2, 0, $99,405.

20. (39) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 192, 58.6, 25, $107,805.

21. (38) Michael McDowell, Ford, 191, 59, 23, $97,830.

22. (42) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 191, 39, 22, $97,105.

23. (28) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 191, 76.9, 22, $122,750.

24. (22) Casey Mears, Ford, 189, 72.9, 20, $103,680.

25. (30) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 189, 55.3, 19, $122,844.

26. (16) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 188, 71.7, 19, $123,971.

27. (25) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 187, 36.4, 17, $137,755.

28. (29) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 187, 55.3, 17, $98,380.

29. (37) Terry Labonte, Ford, accident, 185, 48.6, 15, $90,180.

30. (33) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, accident, 182, 97.4, 15, $116,325.

31. (43) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, accident, 182, 63.3, 13, $91,330.

32. (5) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, accident, 182, 62.3, 13, $123,838.

33. (23) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, accident, 182, 67.4, 11, $89,555.

34. (7) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 148, 34.9, 10, $109,230.

35. (4) Joey Logano, Ford, engine, 143, 77.5, 9, $117,188.

36. (17) Greg Biffle, Ford, 141, 48.2, 8, $107,155.

37. (13) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 138, 60.8, 7, $134,383.

38. (32) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 128, 29.3, 6, $91,085.

39. (41) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, engine, 53, 25.3, 0, $79,085.

40. (24) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, accident, 47, 48.9, 5, $122,021.

41. (35) David Reutimann, Toyota, accident, 43, 51.1, 3, $71,085.

42. (10) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, accident, 42, 74.4, 2, $85,085.

43. (15) Trevor Bayne, Ford, engine, 22, 33, 0, $63,585.

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