Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards makes it two NASCAR wins in a row

in Sports/Top Headlines by

Carl Edwards nudged teammate Kyle Busch aside on the final turn to win the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday. The victory was the second straight for Edwards following last week’s win at Bristol Motor Speedway. Edwards had a strong car all day, leading for a race-high 151 laps. It did not appear he would have enough time to pass Busch after chasing the defending Sprint Cup champion for more than 30 laps. On the final lap,…

Keep Reading

Kyle Busch wins again at Texas

in Sports by

A broom was waiting for Kyle Busch in Victory Lane at Texas. Busch took the lead after the final restart Saturday night, completing his second NASCAR weekend sweep in a row and becoming the first driver to do that since Harry Gant in 1991. “It’s pretty darn good, I’ll tell you that,” Busch said when asked what it’s like to be him right now. “I’ve got a great wife, a great son and I’m having a blast, living the dream.”…

Keep Reading

Kyle Busch wins Martinsville in dominating fashion

in Sports/Top Headlines by

It was time for Kyle Busch to finally win a Sprint Cup race at Martinsville (Virginia) Speedway. The clock said so. The defending Sprint Cup Champion had never won a Ridgeway grandfather clock, the trophy awarded to the race winner in both the spring and fall races. Busch dominated the field on Sunday, racing to a convincing victory in Sunday’s STP 500. He held off A. J. Allmendinger, who was also going for his first Martinsville victory, by about one-half…

Keep Reading

Kevin Harvick wins in photo finish at Phoenix

in Sports/Top Headlines by

For the second time in just the first four races, the race winner edged out the runner-up by one one-hundredth of a second. Kevin Harvick held off Carl Edwards after a restart to take the victory in the Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Denny Hamlin finished third followed by Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Two rookies, Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney, had top 10 finishes. Elliott was eighth and Blaney tenth. Harvick was in control a good…

Keep Reading

Daring strategy leads Jimmie Johnson to victory in Atlanta

in Sports/Top Headlines by

Jimmie Johnson made a risky pit strategy pay off by winning the Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. nosed out Kyle Busch for second while Kurt Busch was fourth and Carl Edwards finished fifth. Kevin Harvick dominated the race, leading a race-high 131 laps. He held a commanding advantage with less than 40 laps remaining when Johnson’s crew chief Chad Knaus brought his driver in early to get four fresh tires.…

Keep Reading

Denny Hamlin wins closest Daytona 500 in history

in Sports/Top Headlines by

When the white flag flew at Sunday’s Daytona 500, Denny Hamlin was in fourth place seemingly boxed in by other contenders on his right. Somehow, he made it to the front to win the closest 500 in history. Hamlin’s edged Martin Truex, Jr. by one one-hundredth of a second, or about four inches. The top six finishers were all less than one-tenth of a second apart. As Hamlin pulled out of line, he surged toward leader Matt Kenseth, who tried…

Keep Reading

Jeff Gordon wins at Martinsville; qualifies for championship race

in Sports/Top Headlines by

Jeff Gordon won the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville (Virginia) Speedway, edging Jamie McMurray be two car lengths. Gordon’s victory was the 93rd of his career and makes him the first of four drivers to qualify for the championship race at Homestead, Fla. on November 22. Among those still competing in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, Kyle Busch finished closest to Gordon in fifth place. Martin Truex, Jr. was seventh and Kevin Harvick eighth. Carl…

Keep Reading

Go to Top