Monday, September 7, 2015

Edwards Wins Throwback Southern 500

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Carl Edwards won Sunday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 from Darlington Raceway.

Photo courtesy Robert Laberge/Getty Images
Edwards took the lead late in the race after his team got him out of the pits first during the final pit stop.  Edwards said it was his team that got him to victory lane.

“[Crew chief] Darian [Grubb] did a great job tonight,” Edwards said.  “Our guys never quit.  JGR is unbelievable; these guys have been working so hard.”

Darlington was the second race this season to use the new low-downforce package that NASCAR has tested.  Edwards, who was a major supporter of the package, said this is the direction NASCAR needs to go in the future.

“I loved it,” Edwards said.  “This is as good as it gets.  This is the style of racing that I love.  If there’s any chance we can run this in the Chase, I hope we do it.”

Unofficial results:
1. Carl Edwards
2. Brad Keselowski
3. Denny Hamlin
4. Joey Logano
5. Kevin Harvick
6. Kurt Busch
7. Kyle Busch
8. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
9. Martin Truex Jr.
10. Kyle Larson
11. Aric Almirola
12. Kasey Kahne
13. Ryan Newman
14. Jamie McMurray
15. Tony Stewart
16. Jeff Gordon
17. Clint Bowyer
18. Greg Biffle
19. Jimmie Johnson
20. Landon Cassill
21. Matt Kenseth
22. Austin Dillon
23. AJ Allmendinger
24. Alex Bowman
25. Matt DiBenedetto
26. Paul Menard
27. David Gilliland
28. Sam Hornish Jr.
29. Casey Mears
30. Ryan Blaney
31. Jeb Burton
32. Mike Bliss
33. Justin Allgaier
34. JJ Yeley
35. Trevor Bayne
36. Brett Moffitt
37. TJ Bell
38. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
39. Michael Annett
40. David Ragan
41. Chase Elliott
42. Danica Patrick
43. Cole Whitt

Photo courtesy Jerry Markland/Getty Images

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