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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. held off Jamie McMurray and Kyle Busch in a wild overtime finish at the Geico 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.

It was Stenhouse’s first Cup Series win.

Fox Sports NASCAR shared the exciting finish and momentous occasion for Stenhouse:


“We’ve been terrible for a long time,” Stenhouse said after the race, per ESPN’s Marty Smith. “So glad we parked it for my buddy Bryan Clauson. He was with me.”

NASCAR shared the corresponding celebrations:

Drivers Darrell Wallace Jr. and Joey Logano tweeted their congratulations:



McMurray ultimately came in second, with Busch in third.

You can see the full results below:

1 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 1 40
2 Jamie McMurray 23 35
3 Kyle Busch 10 34
4 Aric Almirola 22 33
5 Kasey Kahne 19 32
6 Kurt Busch 15 31
7 Brad Keselowski 3 30
8 Jimmie Johnson 30 29
9 Paul Menard 9 28
10 David Ragan 29 27
11 Denny Hamlin 11 26
12 Kyle Larson 21 25
13 Ty Dillon 28 24
14 Clint Bowyer 17 23
15 Chris Buescher 34 22
16 Cole Whitt 38 21
17 Elliott Sadler 35 0
18 Matt DiBenedetto 26 19
19 Daniel Suarez 7 18
20 Gray Gaulding 37 17
21 Joey Gase 39 0
22 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2 15
23 Kevin Harvick 6 14
24 Matt Kenseth 4 13
25 Ryan Newman 20 12
26 Brendan Gaughan 32 0
27 Corey LaJoie 36 10
28 Jeffrey Earnhardt 40 9
29 Landon Cassill 25 8
30 Chase Elliott 8 7
31 AJ Allmendinger 27 6
32 Joey Logano 12 5
33 Erik Jones 14 4
34 Michael McDowell 24 3
35 Martin Truex Jr. 13 2
36 Austin Dillon 18 1
37 Trevor Bayne 5 1
38 Danica Patrick 31 1
39 Ryan Blaney 16 1
40 Reed Sorenson 33 1
Source: ESPN

While Stenhouse also won the pole coming into the race, he wasn’t able to win either of the first two stages on Sunday.

Brad Keselowski won Stage 1 to earn the day’s first playoff point:


Denny Hamlin, meanwhile, won Stage 2 and the second playoff point.

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