McMurray hung around in the back of the pack for most of the day trying to avoid to the big wreck that has made Talladega racing so famous over the years.
With 40 laps to go McMurray made his final pit stop and started making his way to the front.
Once McMurray made it to the lead, with a little more than 20 laps to go, he had to hold of Earnhardt for the win.
When the white flag flew with one lap to go rookie driver and third place car Austin Dillon made a move on Earnhardt for second place. When Dillon stepped out of line he lost control of his car and went flying into the backstretch wall bringing out the caution and sealing the victory for McMurray.
The victory was McMurray’s second-career victory at Talladega.
“It’s really cool to have Auburn University on the car with Cessna and McDonalds,” said McMurray on ESPN following the race in victory lane.
McMurray’s biggest achievement in his career was winning the 2010 Daytona 500.
McMurray’s team sponsor Cessna Aircraft is a business partner of Auburn's, and the university is not paying for the logos to be on the car.