Found April 30, 2012 on Captain Thunder Racing:
PLAYERS: Carl Edwards
photo credit:  getty images Carl Edwards was black flagged for jumping the start on a late race restart Saturday night in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. Following the race, Edwards said he was told by NASCAR that he was the leader, so he led the field the green and pulled away from the inside car of Tony Stewart. NASCAR however told Edwards he was not the leader and should not have pulled away from the 'real' leader Stewart. Stewart agreed with Edwards in blaming NASCAR for the error. They may have told Edwards team over the radio that he was the leader, but the racetrack leaderboard was clear - Stewart was the leader.   Q.  On the restart with Carl where he was black flagged, you were certain you were the leader?  Had that been communicated to you, and did you think that he just clearly jumped the restart?  TONY STEWART:  Well, we were the first one to line up and we were the leader on the board.  So I don't know how much clearer...

Edwards, Stewart question NASCAR calls

I think the penalty we saw go against Carl Edwards on Saturday night in Richmond was right there on the edge. The penalty came late in the race, when NASCAR flagged Edwards for jumping the restart. That cost him a shot at the win in a race where he had led more than 200 laps. Now we felt pretty confident of what we were saying Saturday evening on air when this happened, because...

NASCAR at Richmond: Tempers Run High As Stewart and Edwards Fall Short

Tony Stewart was one unhappy man following Saturday night's Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway. Although Stewart has mellowed considerably since becoming an owner-driver in 2009, the sport's reigning champion still has a temper to match his nickname of "Smoke." And you could almost see the smoke coming from his ears after a late debris caution...

Edwards and Stewart leave Richmond unhappy

(Eds: Updates with quotes, details With AP Photos.) By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer Not even a meeting with NASCAR officials helped Carl Edwards understand why he was given a penalty at Richmond International Raceway. ''We had to just agree to disagree and that's the way it is,'' Edwards said. In contrast, Tony Stewart knew exactly why he lost Saturday...

Mark Martin holds off Carl Edwards to grab pole at Richmond

  BY: NASCAR MEDIA WIRE RICHMOND, Va. — The late draw in Friday afternoon’s Sprint Cup qualifying session made little difference at all — except to Mark Martin. The last driver on the track, Martin sped around .75-mile Richmond International Raceway in 21.040 seconds (128.327 mph) to edge Carl Edwards (128.290 mph) by .006 seconds for [...]

Costly mistakes will haunt top drivers

For many of NASCAR's top competitors, Richmond will be remembered for the race that got away. While race winner Kyle Busch exclaimed, "What up boys, we back," as he came to the checkered flag at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night, Jimmie Johsnon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards were trying to ascertain what went wrong. Johnson's...

NASCAR needs to regain credibility

It is no secret, NASCAR has had some credibility issues over the years.  Inconsistent calls from officials are almost expected.  On Saturday, NASCAR's credibility came into question once again.  First, officials apparently gave Carl Edwards' spotter Jason Hedlesky inaccurate information when they supposedly told him that the No. 99 was the leader.  The No. 99 was also...

Kyle Busch Capitalizes on Late-Race Confusion to Pick Up Victory at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. -- Carl Edwards thought the race was his to win. So did Tony Stewart. And Kyle Busch? Well, he didn't think he had a chance as the laps wound down at Richmond International Raceway. But a penalty on Edwards took him out of contention Saturday night, and a late caution flag for debris gobbled up Stewart's lead and gave Busch one last chance at another Richmond...

Mark Martin Wins Pole at Richmond for Fifth Time in His Career

RICHMOND, Va. -- Mark Martin watched and waited as 44 other drivers made two qualifying laps around Richmond International Raceway on Friday night. He then went out and beat them all. Martin turned the second-fastest lap on his first circuit around the 0.75-mile, D-shaped oval, then nudged Carl Edwards to the outside of the front row with a lap at 128.327 mph to win the pole for...
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