Edwards Doubles Up in Atlanta

Carl Edwards has followed his first ever Busch win yesterday with his debut Nextel Cup victory today at the Atlanta Motor Speedway

Edwards Doubles Up in Atlanta

Edwards claimed the win on the last lap after chasing down leader Jimmie Johnson over the closing laps of the 325 lap race, just ahead of Greg Biffle and veteran Mark Martin.

The race was lead off behind polesitter Ryan Newman, but a massive crash on lap two brought out the red flags and removed a number of drivers from the middle of the pack. Johnson took the lead in the race at lap ten, going on to split almost all of the remaining laps with Biffle.

Johnson and Biffle controlled the race throughout, with Edwards and Martin running in close proximity. Johnson looked to have finally dropped Biffle after regaining the lead when the race went green on lap 300, but rookie Edwards bided his time and pipped him across the line on the final lap, winning the race by half a car length.

Pos Driver Make Laps 1. Carl Edwards Ford 325 2. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 325 3. Greg Biffle Ford 325 4. Mark Martin Ford 325 5. Kasey Kahne Dodge 325 6. Brian Vickers Chevrolet 325 7. Michael Waltrip Chevrolet 325 8. Dave Blaney Chevrolet 325 9. Scott Riggs Chevrolet 325 10. Elliott Sadler Ford 325 11. Jamie McMurray Dodge 325 12. Kyle Busch Chevrolet 325 13. Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 325 14. Ryan Newman Dodge 325 15. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 325 16. Sterling Marlin Dodge 325 17. Tony Stewart Chevrolet 325 18. Mike Bliss Chevrolet 324 19. Casey Mears Dodge 324 20. Scott Wimmer Dodge 324 21. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 324 22. Bill Elliott Dodge 324 23. Dale Jarrett Ford 324 24. Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 323 25. Jason Leffler Chevrolet 323 26. Ken Schrader Dodge 323 27. Rusty Wallace Dodge 322 28. Jeff Green Dodge 321 29. Jimmy Spencer Dodge 314 30. Kevin Lepage Dodge 314 31. Matt Kenseth Ford 311 32. Kurt Busch Ford 304 33. Ricky Rudd Ford 300 34. Robby Gordon Chevrolet 290 35. Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 280 36. Kyle Petty Dodge 271 37. Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 266 38. Bobby Hamilton Jr Chevrolet 245 39. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 214 40. Mike Wallace Chevrolet 113 41. Mike Garvey Dodge 15 42. Travis Kvapil Dodge 0 43. Shane Hmiel Chevrolet 0 
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