Kevin Harvick (29) and Clint Bowyer (33) crossed the finish line in that order, but a last-lap caution had frozen the field earlier and officials determined Bowyer was leading at that point, so he was awarded the victory.
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Bowyer celebrates after winning his second Chase race at Talladega.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets a push by Jeff Burton during the AMP Energy Juice 500. However the added push did little to improve Junior's day as the No. 88 finished 39th.
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More than 100,000 fans headed to Talladega Halloween afternoon to watch the seventh race of the Chase for the Championship.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. stands alongside his No. 88 car before the start of the race. The race marked the 10-year anniversary of Dale Earnhardt's last career win before his untimely death.
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Jimmie Johnson leads the points race after competition at the legendary 2.66-mile tri-oval.
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Driver Clint Bowyer hoists the trophy after officials reviewed the finish and declared the Richard Childress driver the winner.
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Bowyer and his crew celebrate the race's wild finish with some traditional champagne spraying on Victory Lane.
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Veteran Mark Martin stops by pit road. Martin had led several laps during the race and was able to walk away with an 11th-place finish.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Burton crash on Turn 4 of Lap 133. Prior to the wreck, Earnhardt Jr, had led six times during the race.
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Jeff Burton sustained the most damage from the wreck with Dale Earnhardt Jr, Later Junior would apologize to Burton for the bumpdraft gone bad that sent the No. 31 into the wall and out of the race.
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Cup crews line up prior to the start of the race.
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AFter 87 lead changes, a wreck and a photo finish, Clint Bowyer managed to roll into Victory Lane.
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Points leader Jimmie Johnson holds daughter Genevieve Marie, dressed as an angel for Halloween, just before the start of Sunday's race.
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Though Jimmie Johnson didn't take the checkers at Talladega, his solid seventh-place finish secured him a 14-point lead.
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Cars reached more than 200 mph during the race at NASCAR's largest superspeedway.
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