Originally written on On Pit Road  |  Last updated 10/2/14
After surviving left and right turns as well as a late race charge by Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards secured the victory in the Toyota SaveMart 350 for his second win of the year.   The Picks Ashley McCubbin picked Marcos Ambrose, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. Ambrose fought the handling on his car all the way to finishing eighth. Gordon challenged Edwards in the final corner, but came up short and finished second. Johnson finished seventh after running inside the top 10 all day. Points: 37+43+38=118 Tayler Stiles picked Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. Kenseth finished 42nd following contact from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Points: 2+43+38=83 Kreistina Blinova picked Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt finished third for his first carer top-1o at Sonoma. Points: 43+38+41=122 Ronald Costigan picked Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson. Kahne ran solid all day on his way to finishing sixth. Points: 38+43+38=119 Marshall Gabell picked Marcos Ambrose, Clint Bowyer and A.J. Allmendinger. Bowyer finished 10th after a late race spin, while Allmendinger finished 37th after becoming a pinball on the frontstretch. Points: 37+35+9=81 Justin Tucker picked Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Keselowski would finish 22nd after struggling all day. Points: 22+38+41=101 Kyle Magda picked Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch and A.J. Allmendinger. Kurt Busch had a quiet day on his way to finishing 12th. Points: 43+32+9=84 Terry Wagner picked Brad Keselowski, Marcos Ambrose and Jeff Gordon. Points: 22+37+43=102 Christina Cordner picked Marcos Ambrose, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. Points: 37+43+38=118 Billy Stiles Jr. picked Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Harvick finished 20th after getting heavy contact as he made contact with Bowyer when he spun. Points: 25+38+41=104 Billy Zardo picked Kyle Busch, Boris Said  and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Said did not contend at all throughout the day, finishing 35th. Kyle Busch spun on his way to finishing 25th. Points: 19+9+41=69 Robert Hill picked Brad Keselowski, Marcos Ambrose and Kyle Busch. Points: 22+37+19=78 Joni Stiles picked Kasey Kahne, Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. Truex finished 15th despite making an unscheduled pit stop on the opening lap. Points: 38+32+29=99 Tyler Sontag picked Marcos Ambrose, Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon. Points: 37+19+43=99 Jeni Harris picked Jamie McMurray, Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch. McMurray contended late on his way to finishing fourth, while Stewart finished 19th after speeding on pit road with 19 laps to go. Points: 41+25+32=98   Sonoma Results Kreistina Blinova – 122 Ronald Costigan – 119 Ashley McCubbin and Christina Cordner – 118 Billy Stiles Jr. – 104 Terry Wagner – 102 Justin Tucker – 101 Joni Stiles and Tyler Sontag – 99 Jeni Harris – 98 Kyle Magda – 84 Tayler Stiles – 83 Marshall Gabell – 81 Robert Hill – 78 Billy Zardo – 69 Congratulations to Kreistina Blinova on scoring the most points for the Toyota SaveMart 350.   Cup Standings (Points Leader Post Pocono) Kreistina Blinova – 247+122=369 Ronald Costigan – 233+119=352 Billy Stiles Jr. – 245+104=349 Justin Tucker – 117+127+101=335 Ashley McCubbin – 212+118=330 Kyle Magda – 245+84=329 Marshall Gabell – 218+81=299 Tayler Stiles – 212+83=295 Robert Hill – 210+78=288 Tyler Sontag – 186+99=285 Christina Cordner – 166+118=284 Terry Wagner – 174+102=276 Joni Stiles – 158+99=257 Billy Zardo –  168+69=237 Jeni Harris – 130+98=228 Congratulations to Kreistina Blinova for holding on to the Cup points lead for the third straight weekend in a row. Though it’s still close as the top three are within 20 points.   Combined Standings  (Points Leader Post Road America) Billy Stiles Jr. – 502+114+104=720 Ronald Costigan – 492+107+119=718 Justin Tucker – 492+117+101=710 Ashley McCubbin – 456+117+118=691 (Points Leader Post Michigan) Kyle Magda – 505+100+84=689 Kreistina Blinova – 474+92+122=688 Christina Cordner – 426+105+118=649 Marshall Gabell – 464+85+81=630 Tyler Sontag – 413+117+99=629 Tayler Stiles – 453+92+83=626 Terry Wagner – 405+112+102=619 Robert Hill – 450+89+78=617 Jeni Harris – 394+117+98=609 Joni Stiles – 406+96+99=601 Billy Zardo – 401+99+69=569 Congratulations to Billy Stiles Jr. on holding the Combined Standings points lead, however it’s still close as he only leads Ronald by two points.
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