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Jamie McMurray had competed in NASCAR’s Sprint All-Star race seven times previous to Saturday night’s event at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His best career All-Star finish? Eighth. To call McMurray a long shot for this year’s crown would be no understatement; going up against all the heavyweights the sport has to offer in a no-holds-barred race for a million bucks.
It was a dual for first between the reigning champ and the living legend in the heat of Jerez, Spain. However, Valentino Rossi’s position leading the race would be short-lived, with young Marc Marquez stealing back the lead and holding as much as a four-second cushion beyond the field. Marquez comfortably took the win, his fourth consecutive victory to begin the 2014 campaign.
If it wasn’t already clear after the first two races of the 2014 MotoGP season, Marc Marquez is in rare form right now. The 21-year-old Spaniard won in Argentina over the weekend, becoming the first rider in 43 years to win the the first three rounds from pole position.