NASCAR: Jamie McMurray wins Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte

From press release

It’s a good day at the office when you earn $1 million dollar.

The driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet SS beat Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth to the checkered flag, Saturday night, to win the 2014 Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

On top of the win, which was his third at CMS, McMurray also earned the $1 million dollar prize.

Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Bass Pro Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 17, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Jamie McMurray celebrates in victory lane (Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

The 37-year-old Earnhardt Ganassi Racing driver led three times for 31 laps throughout the five segments that made-up the 2014 Sprint All-Star race, taking the lead for the final time 9 laps from the end.

“This is just a really awesome moment,” he said.

“It’s so much different than winning the Daytona 500 or the Brickyard because there are no points, and I think the mentality going into that last segment is just all or nothing, and that was my thought process.

“I am like, I don’t really care if we wreck, I don’t care what happens, I’m racing for a million dollars, I get to start on the front row and I’m going to make the very most out of the restart and everything that goes with this.”

Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Bass Pro Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 17, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

(Photo: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

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