Big congratulations to former FLOPPER contender Jamie McMurray who won the race this weekend. He had been in the standings consistently through two races ago. After four straight finishes of 28th or worse, McMurray took sixth at Martinsville and won Talladega. McMurray now has two of his three career wins at Daytona and Talladega. Looks like a Michael Waltrip type of resume. Also, Bobby Labonte’s 10th-place finish moved him far away from the FLOPPER lead.
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