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Edwards dominates Nationwide race

NASCAR at Phoenix
Saturday, November 13, 2010

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Carl Edwards
Carl Edwards continued his dominant weekend at Phoenix International Raceway, winning Saturday's Wypall 200 Nationwide Series race in a cakewalk over runner-up Kevin Harvick.

On Friday, Edwards paced the Sprint Cup practice session and won the pole for Sunday's Kobalt Tools 500 Cup race. On Saturday, Edwards posted the fastest speed in both Cup practice sessions. The only thing Edwards didn't win was the Nationwide pole.

Edwards started second to Joey Logano but quickly went to the front. He led 153 of 200 laps at the one-mile track en route to his fourth victory of the season and the 29th of his career. The victory was Edwards' fourth at Phoenix and his second straight in the series.

"This is the best car I've ever had in the Nationwide Series," Edwards radioed to crew chief Mike Beam after the race.

Actually, Edwards ran second in Friday's first Nationwide practice, too. He sat out the second session to concentrate on his qualifying effort in the Cup car. The lack of practice, however, made no difference in Saturday's race.

"That was (owner) Jack Roush's call," Edwards said of the decision to skip the second Nationwide practice. "I thought about it, but I thought, 'Man, I don't have the guts to sit out a whole practice,' and Mike Beam said, 'Hey, the car's good,' and Jack said it was good, so it let me go focus on our (Cup car) and get the pole there.

"I wouldn't have imagined this thing would be that fast today. A great day for us. Man, it's just unbelievable how fast this thing is. After three or four laps, I could do whatever I wanted with it. I'm really blessed to have the crew that I have."

Logano finished third, followed by 2010 series champion Brad Keselowski and Reed Sorenson. Aric Almirola, Colin Braun, Justin Allgaier, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Steve Wallace completed the top 10. Danica Patrick finished 32nd, seven laps down, in her 12th Nationwide start.

Notes: Cole Whitt finished 15th in his series debut. … Kyle Busch cut a tire during the final 56-lap green-flag run and finished 16th in the No. 18 Toyota. That shrank Joe Gibbs Racing's lead in the owners' standings to 41 points over the No. 22 Dodge owned by Roger Penske and driven by Keselowski.

Results

FIN CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS
1 60 Carl Edwards Ford Copart.com 195/10 200 Running
2 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Rheem Solar Water Heaters 170/0 200 Running
3 20 Joey Logano Toyota GameStop 170/5 200 Running
4 22 Brad Keselowski Dodge Discount Tire 160/0 200 Running
5 32 Reed Sorenson Toyota Dollar General 155/0 200 Running
6 88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet Grand Touring Vodka 155/5 200 Running
7 16 Colin Braun * Ford Con-way Freight 146/0 200 Running
8 12 Justin Allgaier Dodge Verizon Wireless 142/0 200 Running
9 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. * Ford Blackwell Angus Beef 138/0 200 Running
10 66 Steve Wallace Toyota 5-Hour Energy 134/0 200 Running
11 09 Brian Scott * Toyota Shore Lodge 130/0 200 Running
12 40 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Westerman Companies 127/0 200 Running
13 98 Paul Menard Ford Richmond Water Heaters / Menards 124/0 200 Running
14 17 Trevor Bayne Ford Roush Fenway Racing 121/0 200 Running
15 184 Cole Whitt Toyota Red Bull 118/0 200 Running
16 18 Kyle Busch Toyota NOS Energy Drink 120/5 200 Running
17 23 Coleman Pressley Chevrolet Jasper Engines & Transmissions 112/0 200 Running
18 15 Michael Annett Toyota Pilot Flying J Coffee 109/0 200 Running
19 35 Tony Raines Chevrolet BeAStock Car Driver.com 111/5 200 Running
20 28 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Iron Horse Jeans 103/0 200 Running
21 10 Ricky Carmichael Toyota Monster Energy 100/0 200 Running
22 11 James Buescher * Toyota Great Clips 97/0 200 Running
23 99 Ryan Truex Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine 94/0 198 Running
24 27 Alex Kennedy Ford National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund / Sacred Power 91/0 198 Running
25 05 David Starr Chevrolet SuperPawn 88/0 198 Running
26 81 Michael McDowell Dodge Red Line Oil / Drive Reply 85/0 198 Running
27 62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota Alliance Parts 82/0 197 Running
28 87 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Gator.com 79/0 197 Running
29 01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet Suncore Industries 76/0 197 Running
30 183 John Borneman III Ford Nicky Rottens / Borneman Plastering 73/0 197 Running
31 21 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet Victory In Jesus 70/0 195 Running
32 7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 67/0 193 Running
33 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Great Clips 64/0 119 Out of Race
34 100 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota Travis Pastrana 61/0 115 Running
35 179 Tim Andrews Ford 2nd Chance Race Parts 58/0 36 Running
36 49 David Green Chevrolet Jay Robinson Inc. 55/0 31 Running
37 90 Danny O'Quinn Jr. Chevrolet D'Hondt Humphrey Motorsports 52/0 27 Running
38 70 Mark Green Chevrolet Iron Horse Jeans 49/0 20 Out of Race
39 91 David Gilliland Chevrolet D'Hondt Humphrey Motorsports 46/0 20 Out of Race
40 34 Charles Lewandoski Chevrolet TriStar Motorsports 43/0 15 Running
41 26 Brian Keselowski Dodge K-Automotive Motorsports 40/0 3 Running
42 92 Dennis Setzer Dodge K-Automotive Motorsports 37/0 3 Running
43 136 Jeff Green Chevrolet TriStar Motorsports 34/0 2 Running

* Denotes Rookie

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