Edwards Lights ‘Em Up At The Zippo 200

Carl Edwards

(WOMR file photo)

Carl Edwards made his first attempt of 2012 in the Nationwide series today at Watkins Glen International.  It appeared that Roush-Fenway Racing, Ford, and Subway put a deal together to try to give Edwards the opportunity to win a Nationwide race, and to give some relief from his ho-hum Sprint Cup performance in 2012.

However, Saturday, Carl Edwards didn’t just show up for the race.  Not even close!  Edwards came to this famed road course to put on a driving clinic.  However, part of that driving clinic encompassed the art of pushing, shoving, and turning Joey Logano around, via a punt midway through the race!

Nevertheless, Carl Edwards passed Brad Keselowski after a restart with 10 laps left in Saturday’s Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International, held the lead on a restart with two laps to go, and went on to win his first NASCAR Nationwide Series start of the season.

Edwards took the lead from Keselowski on lap 73 of 82, completing a pass to the outside as the cars approached the esses at the 2.45-mile road course. Momentarily Keselowski regained the lead on Lap 76, but lost it again to a really smooth Edwards’ crossover move, as the cars approached Turn 1 to start Lap 77.

That’s when a caution for Austin Dillon’s blown tire slowed the field and set up a restart with two laps left. After a side-by-side battle in Turn 7 on Lap 81, Edwards held off Keselowski to win by 1.130 seconds.

Here is the unofficial results of the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen.

The Nationwide series race for the championship is getting hotter, and the standings are getting tighter!  So as the Nationwide season begins to wind down, check out the standings after the Zippo 200.

The Nationwide series race for the championship is getting hotter, and the standings are getting tighter!

TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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