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Edwards Takes Checkered Flag At Sonoma For First Road Course Victory

June 23, 2014

Carl Edwards won a NASCAR Sprint Cup race held on a road course for the first time Sunday, taking the checkered flag at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway in California.

Edwards grabbed the lead on a restart with 25 laps remaining, and held off Jeff Gordon at the finish.  It was his second series win of the season, and the 23rd of his career.  The victory ended a string of five straight races for Hendrick Motorsports, although Hendrick’s four drivers all finished in the top seven.  The win was also number 135 for Edwards’ car owner, Jack Roush of Roush Fenway Racing.

Next week, racers will be in Watkins Glen, New York for the Six Hours of the Glen event.


Sunday’s Top Ten:

1)  Carl Edwards

2)  Jeff Gordon

3)  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

4)  Jamie McMurray

5)  Paul Menard

6)  Kasey Kahne

7)  Jimmie Johnson

8)  Marcos Ambrose

9)  Greg Biffle

10) Clint Bowyer


The Points Standings Leaders:

1)  Jeff Gordon  580

2)  Jimmie Johnson  560

3)  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.  555

4)  Matt Kenseth  515

5)  Brad Keselowski  512

6)  Carl Edwards  509

7)  Joey Logano  483

8)  Ryan Newman  473

9)  Kevin Harvick  472

10) Kyle Larson  470

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