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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 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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