There wasn't a newer version of Git in fast track so I had to go with somthing else. Luckly I found the IUS Community Project.
The IUS Community Project is aimed at providing up to date and regularly maintained RPM packages for the latest upstream versions of PHP, Python, MySQL and other common software specifically for Redhat Enterprise Linux. IUS can be thought of as a better way to upgrade RHEL, when you need to.
The project is sponsored by Rackspace and is a spin off of their own internal project. A huge plus is that it is SafeRepo Aware. Meaning that when I installed the repo I couldn't just do a yum update and get the latest version of git (along with any other software and totally wreak my system). To install git 1.8 I had to yum install git18
Now when I yum search git, I see (along with others):
git.x86_64 : Fast Version Control SystemSo I can choose which version I want without upgrading all the great stock RHEL packages on my system.
git18.x86_64 : Fast Version Control System
Well enough of my talking, to the script!!
Latest version is at Github:
yum install epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm
yum install ius-release-1.0-11.ius.el6.noarch.rpm
yum install git18