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Edwards wins New England 200

Stock Car Racing Topics:  New England 200, Carl Edwards

Edwards wins New England 200

Alfred Johnson
July 20, 2006

Last Saturday Carl Edwards effortlessly held off a late challenge from Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Busch Series race at New Hampshire International Speedway.

In five of the last eight races, Edwards has finished first or second including all three of his 2006 Busch victories. But the Roush Racing driver remained a distant second in the season standings, 308 points behind runaway series leader Harvick.

Edwards enlisted in the 100-lap Whelen Modified race after Saturday morning's qualifying session but broke his Ford Mustang. But, Edwards was hoping for a successful afternoon in the 200-lap Busch event.

Counterpart Bowyer had a stronger car Chevrolet Monte Carlo and he owned a comfortable lead over Edwards with 51 laps remaining. As he opted for his final green-flag pit stop on lap 150, Aaron Fike spun out to prompt a caution period.

Edwards’ victory was the 18th in a Nextel Cup Series regular in 20 Busch races this season. The top three finishers will also race in Sunday's Lenox Industrial Tools 300 Cup event.

About the Author Alfred Johnson provides all sports fans with the most recent a up to date news information in the sports world. Mr. Johnson has been an exceptional article writer for www.bookemdirect.com

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