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David Ragan wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 auto race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday in Talladega, Ala.

NASCAR: Your Cinderella moment for today

Safe bet for today: You've likely never heard of Front Row Motorsports.

It's one of the dwindling number of mom-and-pop operations in Sprint Cup racing, taking its mostly anonymous swings at monoliths such as Hendrick, Roush Fenway and Joe Gibbs' outfit. Its two drivers, David Ragan and David Gilliland, came into Sunday ranked 26th and 29th in the points, respectively.

But for one magic lap Sunday, as darkness fell hard on Talladega Superspeedway, Front Row Motorsports ruled the world.

On the last overtime restart of a day beset by 3 1/2 hours of rain delays, Gilliland attached himself to Ragan's rear bumper and pushed him past three of the sport's biggest names -- Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson -- to an astounding 1-2 finish.

"A true David versus Goliath moment," Ragan said.

Or a Cinderella moment. Or any other applicable analogy.

Ben Smith's blog.

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