Martin steals Busch win

Mark Martin claimed his 47th Busch series win at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway after a dominant performance by Roush teammate Carl Edwards was undone by a flat tyre.

Edwards, who started from pole, was set for a compelling win - he had led 125 laps when his right rear tyre blew on lap 185, spinning him into the infield and bringing out the caution flags. Martin, who had shadowed his teammate most of the race, beat David Stremme at the restart and took the chequered flag just 15 laps later.

I had a little luck today,"Martin smiled in victory lane. "Carl Edwards was in a position to win that one. He was just checked out - there wasn't much we could do about it. That one just slipped through his fingers."

Martin edged away over the final laps, finishing 1.412 seconds ahead of Kevin Harvick, who passed Stremme on the last turn of the final lap after struggling all day with a transmission that kept popping out of gear.

Stremme was just pleased to get to the end of the race after spending most of it with one hand on the gear stick: "It's pretty hard driving one-handed around this slippery track."

Edwards managed to bring the car home seventh, which puts the rookie second overall in the points standings behind Harvick, who is a part-timer in the series.

Sam's Town 300 Results, Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1.5mi oval):

Pos Driver            Make      Laps 
 1. Mark Martin       Ford      200  
 2. Kevin Harvick     Chevrolet 200  
 3. David Stremme     Dodge     200  
 4. Joe Nemechek      Chevrolet 200  
 5. Greg Biffle       Ford      200  
 6. Reed Sorenson     Dodge     200  
 7. Carl Edwards      Ford      200  
 8. Randy LaJoie      Chevrolet 200  
 9. Clint Bowyer      Chevrolet 200  
10. David Green       Ford      200  
11. Kyle Busch        Chevrolet 200  
12. Denny Hamlin      Chevrolet 200  
13. Justin Labonte    Chevrolet 200  
14. Elliott Sadler    Ford      200  
15. Tim Fedewa        Dodge     199  
16. Martin Truex      Chevrolet 199  
17. Jon Wood          Ford      199  
18. J.J. Yeley        Chevrolet 199  
19. Dave Blaney       Chevrolet 199  
20. Kasey Kahne       Dodge     199  
21. Scott Riggs       Chevrolet 199  
22. Ashton Lewis      Ford      199  
23. Kenny Wallace     Ford      199  
24. Jeremy Mayfield   Dodge     199  
25. Sterling Marlin   Dodge     199  
26. Stanton Barrett   Chevrolet 198  
27. Aaron Fike        Dodge     197  
28. Johnny Sauter     Dodge     197  
29. Ryan Hemphill     Dodge     197  
30. Paul Wolfe        Dodge     197  
31. Shawna Robinson   Chevrolet 196  
32. Brent Sherman     Dodge     196  
33. Tony Raines       Chevrolet 196  
34. Derrike Cope      Ford      191  
35. Eric Norris       Chevrolet 190  
36. Shane Hmiel       Chevrolet 148  
37. Paul Menard       Chevrolet 144  
38. Stacy Compton     Ford      113  
39. Kim Crosby        Chevrolet  76  
40. Michel Jourdain   Ford       53  
41. Steve Grissom     Ford       50  
42. Kertus Davis      Chevrolet  48  
43. Jason Keller      Ford       41  
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