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Edwards Gets First Nationwide Win

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Saturday, June 20 2009
Edwards wins in Milwaukee.

Edwards wins in Milwaukee.

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Carl Edwards got his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the season Saturday night when he won the NorthernTool.com 250 at the Milwaukee Mile.

It was Edwards’ second-straight victory at the track.

Kyle Busch finished second. In doing so, he was able to retain his points lead in the series.

Asked if he was satisfied with his finish, Busch said, “Well, duh, I finished second. I’m not here to finish second. I traveled all this way to win the race and I didn’t win the race.”

Busch, who led the most laps at Milwaukee to collect 10 bonus points, leads Edwards by 127 points.

Brad Keselowski finished third and Erik Darnell was fourth. Keselowski headed out of Milwaukee in third place, 218 behind Busch.

Jason Leffler, fourth in points, finished 10th at Milwaukee and is 264 points out of the lead.

Finishing fifth Saturday was Ricky Stenhouse Jr. while Steve Wallace was sixth.

Both Edwards and Busch were forced to start from the rear of the field because of commitments to their Sprint Cup teams, which are in Sonoma, Calif. this weekend.

“We started in the back and drove through the field,” Busch said. “We had a good race car. I knew that Carl (Edwards) was better than us all night. He just took his time and stayed out on tires one run. He fell behind a little bit with track position. He seemed to get that back. He went up there and passed us and won the race. Our car wasn’t that strong, it was real loose if I tried to drive it any harder. I just didn’t have it.”

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Saturday, June 20 2009
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