David Ragan won the Aaron’s 499 from Talladega Superspeedway with a last lap pass aided by his Front Row Racing teammate David Gilliland. Rain threatened the race weekend from the start forcing the starting lineup to be determined by speeds in practice, allowing Edwards to start on the pole.
Martin Truex Jr. would lead the first lap of the race by Matt Kenseth assumed the lead quickly. Contact between Dale Earnhardt Jr and Travis Kvapil brought out the first caution which allowed Brian Vickers to assume the seat of the No. 11 car from Denny Hamlin.
On lap 44 a wreck took out numerous contenders when Kyle Busch got into the back of Kasey Kahne. Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart, Vickers and others all received considerable damage in the wreck.
Jimmie Johnson assumed the lead from Kenseth on lap 117 as rain drops began falling at the 2.66 mile track. Stenhouse Jr. On lap 121 Ricky Stenhouse and Carl Edwards were able to pass Johnson while three laps later a caution came ou...