AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Carl Edwards snapped a 70-race winless streak with an overtime victory in Sunday's NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Edwards held off Daytona 500 winner Jimmie Johnson, who took second place by mere inches when he won a drag race to the finish line with third-place Denny Hamlin.
"This is huge ... one of the coolest wins of my life," said Edwards, who had not won a Sprint Cup Series race since he took first in Las Vegas on March 6, 2011.
Edwards, who drives the No. 99 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing, appeared to have the Subway Fresh Fit 500 in hand if he hadn't run out of fuel on the one-mile Phoenix track.