Sunday, September 23, 2007

Edwards Win At Dover; Fails Post-Race Inspection

Carl Edwards earned his name of the Concrete King today, outrunning Greg Biffle and Mark Martin to win the Dodge Dealers 400. Edwards led most of the second half of the race, and it didn't hurt with Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth both bowing out early. This Dover race seemed to me like the one back in 2004 with the multiple cautions and surprisingly huge wrecks, with only 5 cars on the lead lap at the end. I thought Biffle might have had a shot with the tires, but Edwards was fast - bad fast. The car was, however, found too low after the race. NASCAR's mouthpiece on this stuff, Ramsey Poston, said the penalty wasn't related to the COT. I think we can expect the 25 point/$10,000+ fine coming Tuesday or Wednesday. Still, I think you have to still consider Edwards a threat because he ran well today when others were mediocre. Gordon, Johnson, Stewart, and Harvick were all off their game.

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