Talladega's A Special Place For Ford And The Woods
Many big wins for the Wood Brothers Ford Motor Company in general, and the Wood Brothers in particular, have had some glorious Sunday afternoons at Talladega Superspeedway through the years. In the early years of the track that opened in 1969, the Wood Brothers won five races from the spring of 1971, when Donnie Allison drove the iconic No. 21 to victory at his home track, until the fall of 1979, when another Alabama driver, the late Neil Bonnett, scored the victory. In between were three consecutive wins in the spring race by David Pearson, from 1972-1974.
by Brian Carroccio Letâ€™s be fair. Most any race car driver would have done exactly what Carl Edwards did on the final lap of Sundayâ€™s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. In second-place entering the final turn, the driver of the No. 19 XFINITY Toyota Camry gave the leader and teammate Kyle Busch a tap in the rear bumper. It was a polite tap mind you, but enough to get Busch lose and allow Edwards to take his 27th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Busch finished second.
Pushes teammate Busch aside to win Carl Edwards made an aggressive last lap bump and run move on teammate Kyle Busch to take victory in today's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. It was the second consecutive victory for the driver of the No. 19 XFINITY Toyota Camry, and 27th of his career. Jimmie Johnson was third with Kasey Kahne and Kevin Harvick rounding out the top-five.
Sprint Cup race Drivers 1st Carl Edwards, Owner Joe Gibbs and Crew Chief Dave Rogers (No. 19 Comcast Business Toyota) 2nd Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet) 4th Chase Elliott (No. 24 Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet)
by Brian Carroccio In a typical battle of attrition at historic Bristol Motor Speedway, Carl Edwards drove the No. 19 COMCAST BUSINESS Toyota Camry to victory in today's Food City 500. It was the 26th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win for Edwards, fourth at Bristol, and first of 2016. Dale Earnhardt Jr. rallied from a bad start to finish second with Kurt Busch third.
Toyota 1-2, stays hot When Carl Edwards wins the pole at Bristol, good things happen -- for Edwards. So forgive the driver of the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing if he feels optimistic about Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, the eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season. With the only sub-15-second lap in the money round of Friday's knockout qualifying at the 0.533-mile short track, Edwards won his second Coors Light Pole Award of the season, his third at Bristol and the 18th of his career.
When it comes to iconic teams in NASCAR, few have as much history as the Wood Brothers from Stuart, Va., and the Pettys from Level Cross, N.C. Although the members of the respective families have been friends for decades, they also have been rivals on the track, and that continues through today. Over the years, the two teams and their drivers have played starring roles in some of the all-time historic finishes in NASCAR history. The two teamsâ€™ legendary drivers David Pearson and Richard Petty hold the all-time NASCAR record for 1-2 finishes with 63, with Pearson winning 33 races to Pettyâ€™s 30.
Corrals Texas win Kyle Busch turned a late-race surge into victory in Saturday night's rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch led 34 of 334 laps in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota and held on for a 3.904-second margin of victory in the Duck Commander 500. Busch's second Sprint Cup win of the season was his second in a row, his second at the 1.5-mile track and the 36th of his Sprint Cup career.
Wins 80th XFINITY race Kyle Busch broke his NASCAR XFINITY Series "losing streak" on Friday night and in the process moved into rarefied air in the Lone Star State. With a dominating victory from the pole in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, Busch won for the fourth time in five XFINITY starts this year. His only loss in that stretch was a second-place run after a late blown tire robbed him of victory in his last outing at Auto Club Speedway. But on Friday night, Busch was back to his winning ways, leading a race-high 150 of 200 laps at the 1.5-mile track, notching his record eighth victory at Texas and extending his own series record to 80 triumphs.
Three-time Texas winner Carl Edwards claimed his first Coors Light Pole Award of the season on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, posting a final-round speed of 194.609 mph. Edwards is the sixth different pole winner in seven races this season. Edwards has won at Texas Motor Speedway three times, though his last trip to Victory Lane in the Sprint Cup Series came in 2008. Joining Edwards on the front row is Joey Logano, who completed his final lap at 193.306 mph.
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