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Nascar at Talladega: Matt Kenseth avoids pileup on way to victory

Matt Kenseth escaped a massive crash that involved Kansas native Clint Bowyer during the final lap at Talladega to win on Sunday.

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Matt Kenseth worked around a final-lap crash to win the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.

Tony Stewart and Michael Waltrip appeared to have caused the wreck, as their cars collided with each other. After the race, Stewart admitted he was at fault:

"I just screwed up. I turned down across -- I think it was Michael -- and crashed the whole field. It was my fault, blocking to try to stay where I was at. I take 100 percent of the blame."

Emporia, Kan. native Clint Bowyer held a late lead, as he was first out of the restart in lap 188. However, his car, along with 24 others, was involved in the massive wreck. Bowyer finished 23rd, while Columbia, Mo. native Carl Edwards scuffled to a 36th-place finish.

Kenseth finished just ahead of Jeff Gordon, who also avoided the pileup, with Kyle Busch, David Ragan and Regan Smith rounding out the top five.