The race went three laps over the 188 scheduled distance, because of the wreck which led to Newman's car flipped end-over-end and came to rest on its roof. The three additional laps made everybpdy wonder whether the fuel will last or not.
"I saw the guys wreck behind me, and I didn't know if you had to take the white in order win. I wasn't real sure what the rules were -- and the 9 went to the outside because he saw the same issue, but I just moved up and kind of tried to block him," McMurray told NASCAR.
"As soon as I crossed the start/finish line, I shut the engine off and pushed the clutch in and coasted around as far as I could."
Kasey Kahne came in behind Murray, after managing to overcome an engine change. He was followed by rookie Joey Logano. The series point leader, Jimmie Johnsson, managed to clinch an amazing sixth place.
His feat is even more amazing as after the final restart (lap 190), he was already thinking he will barely manage to get a spot inside the Top 20, where he was sitting before NASCAR threw the red flag.
"From where we were with the red flag to where we finished -- I'm still in shock," Johnson told the source. "I can't believe that it worked out. I can't believe that that many guys ran out of fuel and put themselves in that position. We almost stayed out."