Posts tagged: Carl Edwards

Aug 28 2007

Carl Edwards Wins the Sharpie 500 in Bristol

Yawn.

He didn’t really win at Bristol, I don’t think, haven’t read much to see what everyone else thought of the race, but it felt more like Michigan or something. Anyway.

Here’s how they finished:

1 6 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 190/5 500 Running 297,050
2 1 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge McDonald’s / Dodge Dealers 180/10 500 Running 265,541
3 15 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 165/0 500 Running 180,125
4 23 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 160/0 500 Running 178,386
5 17 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Budweiser 160/5 500 Running 164,008
6 19 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 155/5 500 Running 145,608
7 7 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL 151/5 500 Running 139,775
8 22 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 142/0 500 Running 144,238
9 20 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Kellogg’s / CARQUEST 143/5 500 Running 116,875
10 34 16 Greg Biffle Ford Dish Network 134/0 500 Running 120,300
11 25 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 130/0 500 Running 125,695
12 10 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing 127/0 500 Running 134,641
13 40 18 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 124/0 500 Running 131,758
14 36 40 David Stremme Dodge Coors Light 121/0 500 Running 97,700
15 29 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 118/0 500 Running 123,558
16 13 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Pennzoil Platinum 115/0 500 Running 140,561
17 2 42 Juan Montoya * Dodge Texaco / Havoline 112/0 500 Running 131,050
18 11 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline / Stanley Tools 109/0 500 Running 102,300
19 18 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 111/5 500 Running 137,111
20 24 7 Robby Gordon Ford Camping World
/ RVs.com 108/5 500 Running 95,975
21 9 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 100/0 499 Running 142,911
22 30 25 Casey Mears Chevrolet National Guard / GMAC 97/0 498 Running 106,425
23 16 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 94/0 498 Running 104,958
24 41 15 Paul Menard * Chevrolet Turtle Wax Ice / Menards 91/0 498 Running 90,675
25 26 21 Bill Elliott Ford U.S. Air Force 88/0 498 Running 110,514
26 3 26 Jamie McMurray Ford IRWIN Industrial Tools 85/0 498 Running 97,525
27 39 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Samsung 82/0 498 Running 110,563
28 42 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV 79/0 498 Running 96,145
29 21 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 76/0 497 Running 106,030
30 27 38 David Gilliland Ford M&M’s 73/0 497 Running 114,789
31 5 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 70/0 496 Running 104,123
32 32 45 Kenny Wallace Dodge Wells Fargo 67/0 496 Running 93,902
33 14 4 Ward Burton Chevrolet Miccosukee / Food City / State Water Heaters 64/0 494 Running 85,495
34 33 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS Centennial 61/0 494 Running 84,135
35 43 84 A.J. Allmendinger * Toyota Red Bull 58/0 491 Running 84,000
36 35 01 Aric Almirola Chevrolet U.S. Army 55/0 485 Running 91,890
37 31 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 360 OTC 52/0 481 Running 83,755
38 8 88 Ricky Rudd Ford Snickers 49/0 478 Accident 114,678
39 12 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 46/0 452 Accident 131,176
40 28 49 John Andretti Dodge Paralyzed Veterans of America 43/0 416 Electrical 83,425
41 4 6 David Ragan * Ford AAA 40/0 414 Accident 119,100
42 38 70 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Haas Automation 37/0 280 Running 83,155
43 37 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Freight 34/0 209 Engine 102,268

Jun 18 2007

Carl Edwards Wins in Michigan

Carl Edwards won the Citizens Bank 400 at Michigan International Speedway this weekend, ending a 52 race drought, and if you watched the race, you saw him cutting the facial hair of a crew member who had decided no to cut it until they won again. Poor guy. Bet he never makes that bet again and I bet his wife/girl friend is happy as well. Hard to believe that this is just his fifth cup win, he has been running up front and finishing well for awhile, just had not been able to put it in victory lane.

It was, as Edwards handily beat Truex to the line to grab his first win since Nov. 11, 2005, at Texas. He celebrated his fifth career Nextel Cup win with his trademark back flip off the window ledge of his car.

He then gleefully took a pair of scissors to team member Tom Giacchi’s shaggy beard, clipping off a chunk of hair that had been growing since the two vowed in late 2005 that Giacchi wouldn’t shave until Edwards’ next win (watch video).

The victory gave car owner Jack Roush his second win of the season — first since Matt Kenseth won Feb. 25 at California — and temporarily snapped Hendrick Motorsports’ season-long domination. Hendrick cars have won 10 of the 15 races this season.

Roush, who lives in nearby Livonia, makes winning at Michigan a priority for all his drivers and he celebrated twice this weekend — Travis Kvapil also won the Truck Series race Saturday. Source: Edwards wins at Michigan ending 52-race drought

Michael Waltrip finally had a good day this season, finishing in the tenth spot in only his third race of the year. Martin Truex Jr. continued his good run streak of late, finishing in the second position with teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishing in fifth, and both drivers congratulating their teams. Tony Stewart started in 41st, dropped back to 43rd and promptly marched up through the field to finish in the third position, Casey Mears also continued his strong runs of late, finishing in 4th, the highest for a Hendrick driver during this race. Jimmie Johnson was running in was in third but ran out of gas with 7 laps to go. Jeff Gordon added another top 10 to his list this season finishing in 9th position, the last car on the lead lap, and extended his points lead to 264.

Here is how they finished:

1 12 99 Carl Edwards
2 8 1 Martin Truex Jr.
3 41 20 Tony Stewart
4 13 25 Casey Mears
5 23 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
6 3 5 Kyle Busch
7 19 29 Kevin Harvick
8 35 26 Jamie McMurray
9 6 24 Jeff Gordon
10 18 55 Michael Waltrip
11 21 21 Bill Elliott
12 38 15 Paul Menard
13 30 7 Robby Gordon
14 7 11 Denny Hamlin
15 40 00 David Reutimann
16 11 07 Clint Bowyer
17 20 38 David Gilliland
18 17 22 Dave Blaney
19 2 48 Jimmie Johnson
20 27 14 Sterling Marlin
21 34 6 David Ragan
22 25 88 Ricky Rudd
23 29 41 Reed Sorenson
24 9 31 Jeff Burton
25 10 2 Kurt Busch
26 28 70 Johnny Sauter
27 37 45 John Andretti
28 1 18 J.J. Yeley
29 15 01 Mark Martin
30 5 13 Joe Nemechek
31 43 84 A.J. Allmendinger
32 36 9 Kasey Kahne
33 22 10 Scott Riggs
34 31 43 Bobby Labonte
35 39 19 Elliott Sadler
36 42 66 Jeff Green
37 4 12 Ryan Newman
38 14 16 Greg Biffle
39 32 96 Tony Raines
40 24 40 David Stremme
41 16 83 Brian Vickers
42 26 17 Matt Kenseth
43 33 42 Juan Montoya

Apr 09 2007

Edwards Wins in Nashville, Again

Carl Edwards won the Pepsi 300 in Nashville for the second straight year, and his second win in a Busch series car this year. It also extened his points lead in the Busch Series to 321 points, so he may get that title that he missed a couple years ago. We’ve only found a couple videos of the Nashville race posted so far, the first laps and the last few laps.

Here are the official results:

1 8 60 Carl Edwards
2 5 99 David Reutimann
3 15 10 Dave Blaney
4 11 38 Jason Leffler
5 16 4 Regan Smith
6 12 88 Shane Huffman
7 14 29 Scott Wimmer
8 7 90 Stephen Leicht
9 9 35 Bobby Hamilton Jr.
10 3 22 Mike Bliss
11 1 41 David Stremme
12 32 1 J.J. Yeley
13 10 16 Todd Kluever
14 22 66 Steve Wallace
15 33 18 Brad Coleman
16 24 47 Jon Wood
17 2 59 Marcos Ambrose
18 28 42 Kevin Hamlin
19 18 20 Aric Almirola
20 34 36 Brent Sherman
21 30 14 Kyle Krisiloff
22 37 273 Brett Rowe
23 31 156 Danny O’Quinn Jr.
24 36 170 Justin Diercks
25 13 12 Sam Hornish Jr.
26 39 0 Eric McClure
27 29 33 Cale Gale
28 35 34 Jay Sauter
29 20 9 Boris Said
30 25 7 Mike Wallace
31 40 28 Robert Richardson, II
32 19 21 Timothy Peters
33 17 27 Jason Keller
34 23 25 Richard Johns
35 4 37 Johnny Sauter
36 6 6 David Ragan
37 26 77 Kertus Davis
38 27 23 Brad Keselowski
39 41 252 Brad Teague
40 43 244 Mike Harmon
41 42 176 Jerick Johnson
42 38 01 Morgan Shepherd
43 21 144 Ruben Pardo

Jul 31 2006

What about Tony Stewart?

Sorry, this is is about a week behind, sorry been busy.

What did everyone think of the big shindig with Stewart, Bowyer and Edwards at Pocono? It did look like Bowyer pinched him a little, but I don’t think he pushed him into the wall, and Tony retaliated right there, taking Bowyer and Edwars out of contention for the chase , probably. I think Tony deserves what he gets and more, I agree that someone needs to fill Earnhardt’s shoes and show these new drivers the ropes, talking about Sr not Jr, but you can’t just blatantly take out someone like that, maybe give them a couple new dents and a reason to visit pit road, but to just wreck them is way to strong. Tony needs to dish out what he says, because he saying one thing and doing another on the track.

He complained at Daytona about the rough driving and was the first to break the new rules Nascar set in place. The funniest thing that was said came from Edwards, he said I just can’t take it when someone takes me out and then flips me the finger, so i took him out in the pits.

From the Arizona Daily Star,

He wants another Earnhardt around, but he’s the logical choice to fill that void. He’s a winner on and off the track (remember, Stewart gives millions to charity and is revered for his generosity), he’s outspoken and has earned the right to be heard.

But he’s grown increasingly frustrated of talking all the time and not getting any results.
“I sit down and talk with them all week long, but the thing is they look at you like you got three heads,” he said. “They don’t pay attention and they don’t care.”

So he gets angry and does his talking on the race track _ and that’s not unlike Earnhardt, either. But if Stewart could just stick with one message, and find a consistent way to deliver it, he someday might be able to get his point across.

Until then, he’s just a hypocrite.

That hot reporter Jaynelle Ramon on the same paper is a little more upset with him saying,

So Clint Bowyer runs Tony into the wall and Tony decides to get back at him. In the process he takes out Carl Edwards who had nothing to do with the incident.

Instead of apologize to Carl after the race he basically said, “Well, he ran into me twice earlier in the race.”

I’m sorry, what?

He then brought out his old standby about some guys not understanding give-and-take and my favorite line about how some guys race hard but then get mad when other drivers race them hard back.

Has Tony ever looked in the mirror when he says that? He should.

Tony’s – and 99 percent of all the other drivers – 5-year-old kid, “He started it” line of defense is getting tired.

They all do it and I don’t even think they realize how infantile they sound.

She’s exactly right, they all do it and they all complain about it. NEXT!

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