Racingone Rewind: Bristol

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A look back at Carl Edwards' 13th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in Saturday night's Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway including news, notes and observations by the RacingOne staff.

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Inside Line
Carl Edwards held off Kyle Busch to score his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory and back-to-back wins in the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Photos

Keys to Victory Lane
Edwards made contact with Busch on lap 470 and stayed in front the final 30 laps to score his sixth win of the season. Complete Results

Zero to Hero
David Ragan crashed his primary car in qualifying and started last Saturday night, only to finish 10th and stay within 12 points of the final Chase transfer spot.

Rookie of the Race
Aric Armirola and his DEI teammate Regan Smith turned in impressive runs and finished 13th and 14th, respectively.

Notables
Clint Bowyer was caught in a lap 210 seven-car accident but rallied back to finish seventh. Tony Stewart started 28th and finished eighth. And Jamie McMurray took the green flag in the 41st position and came home 12th.

Race to the Chase
Denny Hamlin slid up into the 11th position while Bowyer moved into the 12th and final transfer spot. Ragan is 13th while Kasey Kahne, who was caught in the seven-car accident, dropped down to 14th.

Sharpie 500 Loop Data Leaders
• Average Running Position: Kyle Busch - 1.7
• Fastest Early In a Run: Carl Edwards - 116.590 mph
• Fastest Late In a Run: Tony Stewart - 111.195 mph
• Fastest Laps Run: Kyle Busch - 111
• Fastest on Restarts: Carl Edwards - 1117.887 mph
• Most Passes During Green Flag Conditions: David Ragan - 63
• Laps In Top 15: Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick and Ryan Newman - 500
• Quality Passes: Greg Biffle - 35
• Speed in Traffic: Tony Stewart - 112.682 mph

Pit Stops
• Edwards captured his 13th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in his 145th career start. Detailed Active Driver Wins
• Edwards won the 108th race for car owner Jack Roush. Detailed Active Car Owner Wins
• Edwards became the 22nd driver to win at Bristol Motor Speedway from the first position. He was the 495th driver overall to win a race from that position. Starting Position Facts
• Edwards won the 33rd race for Ford at Bristol. All-Time Manufacturer Wins
• Kyle Busch (second) was right behind Edwards for the second week in a row.
• Denny Hamlin (third) posted his seventh top five of the season.
• Kevin Harvick (fourth) posted his fourth straight top-10 result and fifth in the last six races.
• Jeff Gordon (fifth) posted his first top-five result since Indianapolis and only his third in his last 10 starts.
• Ryan Newman's sixth-place finish was his seventh top 10 at Bristol in 14 starts.
• Clint Bowyer (seventh) has finished in the top 10 in his last four starts at Bristol Motor Speedway.
• Tony Stewart (eighth) has now gone 38 races without a win.
• Matt Kenseth (ninth) posted his 11th top-10 result at Bristol in 18 starts.
• David Ragan (10th) posted his ninth top-10 of the season.
• The 500-lap race saw four lead changes among three drivers and an average speed of 91.581 mph. Lap Summary
• Eight caution flags were thrown for 56 laps.
• The Sharpie 500 lasted 2 hours, 54 minutes, 36 seconds.

Lug Nuts
• We would have written the Rewind sooner but Juan Pablo Montoya was in our way.
• Those chicks from the Allstate commercial must be responsible for Kasey Kahne's bad karma lately.
• Who says rivalries are dead in NASCAR? Edwards-Busch. Gordon-Stewart. Mears and his spotter.
• DEI may have something in these Almirola and Smith kids.
• What was Junior hopped up on AMP or something before the start of the race?
• Jeff Burton's elevator has been stuck on down for some time now.
• Reed Sorenson will not be with Ganassi Racing next season, book it.
• Actually we wonder if there will be a Ganassi Racing next year.
• Casey Mears better hope three's a charm as he joins RCR next season.

Garage Talk
• "How many do I need?" - Kyle Busch when asked if he had a rivalry with Carl Edwards
• "Typical Bristol wreck." - Jeff Burton
• "It beats beating dents in a body shop." - Clint Bowyer on possibly starting 2009 without any points
• "You know, it’s just part of the expectations that are on this team." - Jeff Gordon
• "Michael Waltrip is the worst driver in NASCAR. Period." - Clint Bowyer

RacingOne Rating
On a scale of one to ten of the colorful Sharpies we love to use, we'll give Saturday night's Sharpie 500 a solid nine. We love the new Bristol and the side-by-side racing it provides. Who needs 20 caution flags and a bunch of battered cars to say the August night race at Bristol is awesome? Saturday night had it all, good racing, a little rubbin, high emotions, drama and fireworks. Now the tight Chase battle heads to the west coast to spend the Sprint Cup Series' finale Labor Day weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

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