Edwards Wins Richmond Busch

Rookie Carl Edwards took his second Busch Series win of the year at Richmond International Speedway last night, after overtaking Virginia native Elliot Sadler with one lap to go in the 253-laps long race

Edwards Wins Richmond Busch

Edwards, in fact, has led only the final lap of the race, but it was enough to spoil Sadler's hopes of a first victory on home ground. "I've never run this good in my life at Richmond," Sadler said. "It was pretty cool to take the lead and lead some laps. It's a special place."

But Sadler was critical of Edwards' overtaking move, after the two banged wheels, stating: "I think he knew he was not as good as us and that was his only chance, to knock us up out of the way."

The race was run with thirteen caution periods, covering a quarter of the race, and was red flagged at some point after the pitlane surface was covered with oil from damaged cars.

Edwards continues to lead the Championship standings, extending his lead over Clint Bowyer, in second, to 180 points.

Results of the Funai 250 - Richmond International Raceway

Pos  Driver               Make      Laps
 1.  Carl Edwards         Ford       253
 2.  Elliott Sadler       Ford       253
 3.  Johnny Sauter        Dodge      253
 4.  Kasey Kahne          Dodge      253
 5.  Greg Biffle          Ford       253
 6.  Jeff Green           Dodge      253
 7.  Mark Martin          Ford       253
 8.  Matt Kenseth         Ford       253
 9.  Clint Bowyer         Chevrolet  253
10.  Sterling Marlin      Dodge      253
11.  Jason Keller         Ford       253
12.  Kevin Harvick        Chevrolet  253
13.  Denny Hamlin         Chevrolet  253
14.  David Green          Ford       253
15.  Tony Stewart         Chevrolet  253
16.  Ashton Lewis         Ford       253
17.  Shane Hmiel          Chevrolet  253
18.  Tim Sauter           Chevrolet  253
19.  Stanton Barrett      Pontiac    253
20.  Kenny Wallace        Ford       253
21.  Michel Jourdain Jr.  Ford       253
22.  Mark Green           Chevrolet  253
23.  Kyle Busch           Chevrolet  253
24.  J.J. Yeley           Chevrolet  253
25.  Jimmie Johnson       Chevrolet  253
26.  Randy LaJoie         Chevrolet  252
27.  David Stremme        Dodge      252
28.  Tyler Walker         Dodge      251
29.  Derrike Cope         Ford       251
30.  Aaron Fike           Ford       249
31.  Reed Sorenson        Dodge      248
32.  Steve Grissom        Ford       248
33.  Jamie McMurray       Dodge      246
34.  Michael Waltrip      Chevrolet  236
35.  Jon Wood             Ford       233
36.  Paul Menard          Chevrolet  230
37.  Paul Wolfe           Dodge      219
38.  Martin Truex Jr.     Chevrolet  215
39.  Stacy Compton        Ford       183
40.  Jerry Robertson      Chevrolet  168
41.  Tim Fedewa           Dodge       61
42.  Dave Blaney          Chevrolet   58
43.  Justin Labonte       Chevrolet   40
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