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Cup - Talladega - Race results

Brad Keselowski out-witted Kyle Busch on the final corner of Talladega Superspeedway to win Sunday's Aaron's 499 Cup race in a green-white-chequered finish.
Brad Keselowski won the Aaron's 499 NSCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday afternoon at Taladega Superspeedway, his sixth victory in 99 series starts and his second at Talladega in seven races on the 2.666-mile tri-oval.

It's his second victory of 2012, which puts him into a very early strong position for making the Chase for the Sprint Cup on the 'most wins' wild card alone.

Greg Biffle continues to lead the Sprint Cup championship standings, with Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Jamie McMurray, Jeff Burton, Kasey Kahne and Aric Almirola all moving up after strong superspeedway performances. Hit by early retirements were Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman.

Race results

1. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 194 laps 3hrs 13mins 17 secs (47/4 pts)
2. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 194 laps + 0.304s (43/1 pts)
3. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 194 laps + 0.598s (43/2 pts)
4. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 194 laps + 0.636s (41/1 pts)
5. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 194 laps + 0.654s (40/1 pts)
6. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 194 laps + 0.692s (38/0 pts)
7. #34 David Ragan Ford 194 laps + 0.782s (37/0 pts)
8. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 194 laps + 0.838s (0pts)
9. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 194 laps + 0.839s (36/1 pts)
10. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 194 laps + 1.046s (35/1 pts)
11. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 194 laps + 1.063s (33/0 pts)
12. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 194 laps + 1.115s (32/0 pts)
13. #38 David Gilliland Ford 194 laps + 1.218s (31/0 pts)
14. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 194 laps + 1.233s (30/0 pts)
15. #22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 194 laps + 1.292s (29/0 pts)
16. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 194 laps + 1.300s (29/1 pts)
17. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 194 laps + 1.918s (28/1 pts)
18. #13 Casey Mears Ford 194 laps + 7.392s (27/1 pts)
19. #55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 194 laps + 16.565s (26/1 pts)
20. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 193 laps + 1 lap (25/1 pts)
21. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 192 laps + 2 laps (23/0 pts)
22. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 192 laps + 2 laps (22/0 pts)
23. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 192 laps + 2 laps (22/1 pts)
24. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 190 laps + 4 laps (21/1 pts)
25. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 184 laps Accident (20/1 pts)
26. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 184 laps Accident (18/0 pts)
27. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Toyota 182 laps Accident (0pts)
28. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 166 laps Accident (16/0 pts)
29. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 143 laps Accident (15/0 pts)
30. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 142 laps Accident (14/0 pts)
31. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 142 laps Accident (13/0 pts)
32. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 142 laps Accident (13/1 pts)
33. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 142 laps Accident (11/0 pts)
34. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 141 laps Accident (10/0 pts)
35. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 61 laps Engine (10/1 pts)
36. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 42 laps Engine (8/0 pts)
37. #97 Bill Elliott Toyota 37 laps Electrical (7/0 pts)
38. #33 Tony Raines Chevrolet 32 laps Engine (6/0 pts)
39. #30 David Stremme Toyota 30 laps Transmission (5/0 pts)
40. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 15 laps Engine (4/0 pts)
41. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 7 laps Vibration (0pts)
42. #26 Josh Wise * Ford 5 laps Rear Gear (2/0 pts)
43. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 2 laps Vibration (1/0 pts)

* Denotes Rookie

Sprint Cup championship standings

1. (--) Greg Biffle 378pts (-Leaderpts)
2. (+2) Matt Kenseth 371pts (-7pts)
3. (-1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 369pts (-9pts)
4. (-1) Denny Hamlin 351pts (-27pts)
5. (+2) Kevin Harvick 333pts (-45pts)
6. (-1) Martin Truex Jr. 332pts (-46pts)
7. (+1) Tony Stewart 328pts (-50pts)
8. (-2) Jimmie Johnson 324pts (-54pts)
9. (+2) Kyle Busch 308pts (-70pts)
10. (+2) Clint Bowyer 302pts (-76pts)
11. (-2) Carl Edwards 300pts (-78pts)
12. (+1) Brad Keselowski 299pts (-79pts)
13. (-3) Ryan Newman 286pts (-92pts)
14. (--) Paul Menard 277pts (-101pts)
15. (--) Joey Logano 259pts (-119pts)
16. (+2) Jamie McMurray 253pts (-125pts)
17. (-1) Juan Montoya 252pts (-126pts)
18. (+2) Jeff Burton 249pts (-129pts)
19. (+4) Kasey Kahne 246pts (-132pts)
20. (+1) AJ Allmendinger 242pts (-136pts)
21. (+1) Marcos Ambrose 239pts (-139pts)
22. (+2) Aric Almirola 237pts (-141pts)
23. (-6) Jeff Gordon 232pts (-146pts)
24. (-5) Mark Martin 218pts (-160pts)
25. (+1) Kurt Busch 215pts (-163pts)
26. (+1) Bobby Labonte 211pts (-167pts)
27. (-2) Regan Smith 208pts (-170pts)
28. (--) Casey Mears 187pts (-191pts)
29. (--) David Ragan 172pts (-206pts)
30. (--) David Gilliland 165pts (-213pts)
31. (--) David Reutimann 154pts (-224pts)
32. (+2) Travis Kvapil 148pts (-230pts)
33. (-1) Dave Blaney 140pts (-238pts)
34. (-1) Landon Cassill 135pts (-243pts)
35. (--) David Stremme 81pts (-297pts)
36. (--) J.J. Yeley 73pts (-305pts)
37. (--) Brian Vickers 66pts (-312pts)
38. (--) Michael McDowell 57pts (-321pts)
39. (--) Brendan Gaughan 50pts (-328pts)
40. (--) Ken Schrader 47pts (-331pts)
41. (+2) Terry Labonte 42pts (-336pts)
42. (--) Tony Raines 41pts (-337pts)
43. (-2) Josh Wise* 39pts (-339pts)
44. (+15) Michael Waltrip 26pts (-352pts)
45. (-1) Hermie Sadler 13pts (-365pts)
46. (-1) Scott Riggs 13pts (-365pts)
47. (-1) Stephen Leicht 9pts (-369pts)
48. (+15) Bill Elliott 7pts (-371pts)
49. (-2) Robby Gordon 6pts (-372pts)
50. (-2) Scott Speed 2pts (-376pts)

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Coors Light Pole Award winner Jeff Gordon and AJ Allmendinger lead the field to the American Ethanol Green Flag at the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron`s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday in Talladega, Ala. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Brad Keselowski celebrates his second win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron`s 499 on Sunday in Talladega, Ala. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Tony Stewart at Dover International Speedway on May 30 2014. (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images for NASCAR Media)
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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 23, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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