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Monday, 21 October 2013 12:35

NASCAR: McMurray ends drought, Johnson takes Cup lead

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Jamie McMurray picked up his first Sprint Cup victory in three years by taking the checkered flag under caution at Talladega Superspeedway. Dale Earnhardt Jr. settled for second, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was third, Paul Menard fourth and Kyle Busch fifth. Jimmie Johnson steered around trouble and finished 13th, emerging from the race with the lead in the Sprint Cup standings. The five-time Cup champion passed Matt Kenseth for the top spot and has a four-point edge with four races remaining. Kenseth finished 20th.