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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