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Bowyer wins Showdown; Wise wins fan vote

Drivers navigate Turn 4 as they approach the start of the NASCAR Sprint Showdown auto race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Friday, May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Drivers navigate Turn 4 as they approach the start of the NASCAR Sprint Showdown auto race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Friday, May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

CONCORD, N.C. – Clint Bowyer won the Sprint Showdown to advance into the $1 million All-Star Race. AJ Allmendinger finished second to also advance into tonight’s main event.

The Sprint Showdown is traditionally held immediately before the All-Star race, with the top two finishers and the winner of a fan vote transferring into the dash-for-cash. But the qualifier was moved to last night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Josh Wise was the upset fan-vote winner, powered by the online community at Reddit and fans who support him through the digital currency Dogecoin. He beat out favorite Danica Patrick to earn a spot in the All-Star race.

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