Photos: 25-car NASCAR pileup at Talladega

Photos: 25-car NASCAR pileup at Talladega

Credit: Getty Images for NASCAR

TALLADEGA, AL - OCTOBER 07: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, gets bump drafted by Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, in a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 7, 2012 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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by KGW Staff

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Posted on October 8, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 7:40 AM

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- A spectacular last-lap crash allowed Matt Kenseth to grab the checkered flag at Talladega Superspeedway. Defending NASCAR champion Tony Stewart triggered a 25-car pileup as he tried to protect the lead. His bid to block a long line of traffic on the last lap backfired, and his car was sent sailing through the air in a chaotic crash that collected 10 of the 12 title contenders.

Jeff Gordon finished second and Kyle Busch was third.

Points leader Brad Keselowski was seventh, increasing his advantage over Jimmie Johnson to 14 points.
 
 

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