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Cup crew chief repeats as Thanksgiving Classic Late Model winner

3rd Annual Sprint Unlimited at Daytona - Practice

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 13: Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 McDonald’s Chevrolet, talks to his crew chief, Matt McCall, during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 3rd Annual Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 13, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Matt McCall, who has served as Jamie McMurray’s crew chief the past four seasons, won Sunday’s Thanksgiving Classic at Southern National Motorsports Park. It marked the second year in a row McCall has won this race.

McCall won Sunday despite spinning after a multi-car incident during the race that forced him to the back of the field. McCall came back through the field and made the winning pass with three laps to go.

“Win, win, win, win, that’s the mentality,” McCall told the track’s website after the race. “It doesn’t matter if I only race once a year, I’m still coming to win. That was the whole objective. It’s fun, especially when you don’t get to race much and I’m trying to keep a streak of winning a race a year for a long time so that’s really when I show back up one time, try to keep that streak going because it’s my only opportunity to do that.”