Pocono Prize To Edwards

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LONG POND, Pa. - Carl Edwards traded in his NASCAR Busch Series points lead for his second NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory after he won Sunday's Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway.

"We needed a good points day here, and I think that we can afford to lose some points over there," said Edwards. "If I'm not mistaken, I feel like we're gonna be right back up there before long in the Busch Series."

Edwards, who led 46 laps on the day, held off the dominant car of Brian Vickers under caution on a green-white-checker finish in his first start at the 2.5-mile speedway. He won from the 29th position, the furthest of any driver at Pocono.

"Thank goodness for video games," said Edwards. "That was the only practice I had on this track heading into Friday."

The win was the first for car owner Jack Roush at Pocono after finishing second 11 times.

Vickers led the first of a race high 121 laps on lap 34 after winning the race off pit road.

Joe Nemechek and Kyle Busch rounded out the top four.

Polesitter Michael Waltrip, who led the opening 29 laps, ran 118 laps in the top 10 en route to a fifth-place finish.

Jimmie Johnson's bid for a Pocono three-peat came up six positions short after the Lowe's Chevrolet crossed the finish line in sixth.

Mark Martin, Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Jamie McMurray completed the top-10 finishers.

Edwards made the biggest gain in the points standings moving up five positions to fourth with his victory. Greg Biffle lost some points to leader Johnson with his 30th-place finish. He now trails the driver of the No. 48 by 123 points. Elliott Sadler remains third, 281 markers behind.

The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series now heads to Michigan International Speedway for next Sunday's Batman Begins 400.

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