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Jamie McMurray Wins Wild Talladega Race, Jimmie Johnson Dodges Doom

In the case of two completely different and talented drivers, as a 1980 song from the Beach Boys goes, "You Need Good Timin'" to be successful in some perilous situations in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing. On paper, the 2009 AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway looked like another exciting restrictor plate race for the record books. However, fans were treated to rather pedestrian racing, with drivers opting to negotiate the 2.66-mile facility in single-file formation until the finish. And boy, was it a wild one. Within a five-lap window, about every Chase contender not named Jimmie Johnson found themselves collected in separate multi-car accidents, damaging their machines, championship hopes, as well as bruising some egos. While the smoke a...

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