Found September 08, 2013 on
Martin Truex, Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Carl Edwards has struggled with restarts in the past at Richmond, but on Saturday night he nailed the final three-lap run to win the Federated Auto Parts 400.
The victory was the 21st career win for Edwards -- and his first since Phoenix in March, 23 races ago.
But more important, after a consistent yet understated run over the last seven months, Edwards' first Richmond win elevated him to the top of the standings -- before the drivers are reseeded once the points are recalculated to reflect wins.
Edwards credited his pit crew with providing him the track position to battle for the win.
"That's my pit crew that won this race for us," Edwards said. "It was just an awesome job by them. It was up at the beginning with [crew chief] Jimmy [Fennig] and our new team, and then we struggled for a little while, but the last three weeks have been great. We've led a bunch of laps and have had fast race cars and we're having fun."
Although Edwards was loc...
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For those of you not glued to College Football games Saturday night, there was a NASCAR Sprint Cup race that took place at the Richmond International Speedway.
And that race, the last before the Race for the Chase ends and the Top 12 drivers go after the Sprint Cup title, was won by Carl Edwards, but ended with what many believe could be a conspiracy.
At Richmond International Raceway, the finish in the Federated Auto Parts 400 came down to "balls and strikes" on Saturday night.
As questionable as the timing of Clint Bowyer's spin on Lap 393, so was the final restart with three laps remaining in the race.
Technically, race leader Paul Menard should have crossed the start-finish line first - controlling the restart...
NASCAR will have a new champion this year as the Chase for the
Sprint Cup championship will go on without Brad Keselowski.
The regular season is over and Carl Edwards leads the points prior to the reorder for the start of the Chase. He won Saturday night and took a one point lead over Jimmie Johnson. Clint Bowyer (-13), Kevin Harvick (-14), and Kyle Busch (-31) round out the top-5. When they[...]
The final caution of Saturday's Federated Auto Parts 400 raised many questions, and even had NASCAR reviewing it the next day. Carl Edwards used that restart to drive away from the competition and claim his second win of the season, but Paul Menard was the driver who should have controlled that return to green. He didn't, and that is where the initial controversy originated...
Kasey Kahne stated that he had a good practice yesterday.
"This is a good track for us," said Dale Earnhardt Jr.
"I think we have the car to do it," said Brad Keselowski on winning the race.
This race started off with Jeff Gordon leading laps as Kurt Busch was slowly dropping back down to only fourth place. Brad Keselowski though started to get hot...