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March 3, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
AVONDALE, Ariz. - When the race was over, Carl Edwards parked his No. 99 Ford at the finish line and climbed onto the car's window frame. Cheers from the grandstands swelled at Phoenix International Raceway, because the fans knew what was coming next. The question was: Did Edwards still know how to do it? After all, it had been 70 races since Edwards had won a Sprint Cup Series race and performed his trademark victory back flip from the car. "I was a little nervous," Edwards, 33, later admitted.
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March 16, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Carl Edwards won a rain-plagued NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, fittingly with the final two laps under caution as showers began to fall again. The Food City 500 was delayed nearly two hours before the start and for another three hours after 124 laps. The race restarted on Lap 167 with Kurt Busch taking the lead from Matt Kenseth for the lead. The race had already run 43 laps under caution. Edwards lead a sweep of Fords, with Roush Fenway Racing teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. taking second and Aric Almirola of Richard Petty Motorsports finishing third.
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March 3, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
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.
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March 9, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
LAS VEGAS - Just as predicted, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his team took a big gamble Sunday in hopes of winning another race. This time they lost. Earnhardt was leading on the last lap of the Kobalt 400 because his team opted not to bring his No. 88 Chevrolet into the pits for fuel during an earlier caution period. But as he circled Las Vegas Motor Speedway the last time, the car ran out of gas on the back straightaway of the 1.5-mile track, enabling Brad Keselowski to shoot past him in his No. 2 Ford for the victory.
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November 10, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
By Jim Peltz AVONDALE, Ariz. - Carl Edwards never saw it coming. Edwards was poised to win Sunday's NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway when his No. 99 Ford ran out of fuel as he entered the last lap, enabling Kevin Harvick to win. "I had no clue we were going to run out," Edwards said. His crew chief, Jimmy Fennig , "talked to me about saving a little bit to have some extra, and I did that a couple of laps, but Kevin closed in and was obviously not saving fuel," Edwards said.
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April 23, 2011 | Wire reports
Carl Edwards claimed his fifth career victory at Nashville Superspeedway, holding off Kyle Busch to win the Nashville 300. Edwards' victory in the NASCAR Nationwide event kept Busch from pulling off the first double at the track. Busch had dominated in winning the Trucks Series race Friday night. Nadal wins 500th match, advances to Barcelona semifinal Rafael Nadal and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer will meet in their second final in two weeks at the Barcelona Open.
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June 27, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
Carl Edwards left California still firmly in the lead of this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings — and with doubts still firmly in place about whether he can stay there. That's mainly because Edwards is now mulling whether he'll re-sign with his team, Roush Fenway Racing, for next season or jump to another team. Edwards said he planned to decide before the Sept. 18 start of the Cup series' championship playoff, the 10-race Chase for the Cup. But if Edwards opts to drive elsewhere in 2012, there were questions about whether his lame-duck status at Roush Fenway would hurt his ability to win the Chase and end Jimmie Johnson's record streak of five consecutive Cup titles.
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August 29, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Carl Edwards, who is in danger of missing NASCAR's title playoff this season, shot down rumors he might switch teams next year and join Penske Racing. Penske is deciding who will drive its No. 22 car next season after A.J. Allmendinger failed a drug test and was released from the team. Edwards drives the No. 99 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing, and in a teleconference with reporters Wednesday ahead of Sunday's race in Atlanta, he brought up the rumors himself. "I wouldn't mention it except that it's gotten bad enough that sponsors and folks are asking me about it," Edwards said.
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July 28, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
— There are 17 races left in this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, but only the next seven matter to Carl Edwards . Starting with the Brickyard 400 Sunday, seven races remain to determine which 12 drivers will compete in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup championship playoff over the final 10 races of the season, and Edwards is in danger of missing the cut. That's a scenario few would have predicted after Edwards, who drives the No. 99...
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February 26, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
Carl Edwards admitted that he still is replaying in his mind last weekend's Daytona 500 finish in which 20-year-old upstart Trevor Bayne blocked Edwards' hopes of winning NASCAR's premier race. "Of course I'm still bothered by that," he said. But it did not stop Edwards or his Roush Fenway Racing team from looking ahead as well, as Edwards won the pole position in record time Saturday for the Sprint Cup race Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway. Edwards, who won the most recent race at Phoenix International from the pole in November, ran a lap of 137.279 mph in his No. 99 Ford on the one-mile oval, breaking the record of 136.389 mph that he set before the November race.
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February 21, 2014 | By Jay Jones
NASCAR returns to Las Vegas in early March for five action-packed days on and off the track. The pre-race excitement starts at 6 p.m. March 5, with the so-called “hauler parade” along the Vegas Strip. Big rigs carrying the race cars will head north along Las Vegas Boulevard as they make their way to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway . Fans can watch their favorite drivers practice on the 1 1/2-mile oval March 6 and 7. Grandstand admission will be free on March 6. March 8 begins with qualifying laps at 9:35 a.m. The Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300, formerly known as the Sam's Town 300, will get the green flag at 1:15 p.m. At noon March 9, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 gets underway.
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November 10, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
By Jim Peltz AVONDALE, Ariz. - Carl Edwards never saw it coming. Edwards was poised to win Sunday's NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway when his No. 99 Ford ran out of fuel as he entered the last lap, enabling Kevin Harvick to win. "I had no clue we were going to run out," Edwards said. His crew chief, Jimmy Fennig , "talked to me about saving a little bit to have some extra, and I did that a couple of laps, but Kevin closed in and was obviously not saving fuel," Edwards said.
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November 10, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Kevin Harvick won the NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday while Jimmie Johnson closed in on a sixth Sprint Cup championship. Harvick inherited the win when the Ford of Carl Edwards, who was leading, ran out of fuel as Edwards approached the final lap on the one-mile Phoenix oval. Johnson extended his Chase for the Cup playoff lead over Matt Kenseth to 28 points from seven points by finishing third in the AdvoCare 500, while Kenseth -- beset with an ill-handling car and a botched pit stop -- finished 23rd.
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November 10, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
AVONDALE, Ariz. - As Kevin Harvick streaked to victory when Carl Edwards ran out of fuel on the last lap Sunday, Jimmie Johnson streaked toward a sixth NASCAR championship. Johnson finished third at Phoenix International Raceway to widen his lead in the Sprint Cup standings to a sizable 28 points over Matt Kenseth, who finished 23rd, with only one race left. The season finale, and the last of the 10 races in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup playoff, is next Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida.
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September 26, 2013 | ByJim Peltz
Jack Roush won NASCAR's first Chase for the Cup title playoff with Kurt Busch at the wheel in 2004. But the co-owner of the Ford team now called Roush Fenway Racing hasn't won the championship since then. Now, with two of this year's 10 Chase races in the books, the team heads to Dover, Del., for the next race on Sunday hoping the title doesn't slip away yet again. Two of Roush Fenway's drivers are in the Chase: Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle. Edwards is fourth in the standings, 36 points behind leader (and former Roush Fenway driver)
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September 7, 2013 | By Marty O'Brien
Carl Edwards won the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday and finished as the Sprint Cup Series regular-season points leader as NASCAR heads into its 10-race Chase, starting Sept. 15 at Chicagoland. Edwards' victory was almost a footnote as the 400-lap race settled the final five spots in the 12-driver Chase. Two of those Chase berths were settled with no mystery, as Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Greg Biffle solidified comparatively safe positions among the top 10 automatic qualifiers.
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March 10, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Reporting from Las Vegas -- The broad grin is still intact along with the upbeat outlook. One might think Carl Edwards just came off a win. But Edwards, who missed capturing his first NASCAR Sprint Cup title by a whisker to Tony Stewart last year, now has gone one year without winning a Cup points race. (He did win NASCAR's All-Star race last year). The last time Edwards launched his trademark back flip from his No. 99 Ford after winning a points race came at Las Vegas Motor Speedway a year ago, and the series returns to the 1.5-mile oval Sunday for the Kobalt Tools 400. Publicly, at least, Edwards said the winless streak doesn't bother him. "There were many races last year that we very well could have won if things would have gone slightly different," Edwards said before qualifying 21st in Sunday's 43-car field.
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February 21, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
Carl Edwards came up a few feet short of passing Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne and capturing NASCAR's premier race Sunday, but Edwards nonetheless remains on a roll that could lead to his first Cup title. Lurking behind the leaders for much of the race ? mainly to avoid the crashes that took out several of NASCAR's other top drivers ? Edwards and his No. 99 Ford came on like a rocket in the final lap, with a strong push from fellow Ford driver David Gilliland. But despite pulling up to Bayne's rear bumper, Edwards couldn't get around the 20-year-old and had to settle for second place in the season opener of the 36-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
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June 14, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Roger Federer cruised past Mischa Zverev, 6-0, 6-0, to reach the Gerry Weber Open semifinals on Friday at Halle, Germany, recording his second career double bagel and teaching a painful lesson to a player trying to serve and volley on grass. Richard Gasquet also made the last four, defeating Florian Mayer, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Gasquet will play Mikhail Youzhny, who upset 2011 champion Philipp Kohlschreiber, 6-3, 6-2. The third-ranked Federer needed only 39 minutes to defeat the 156th-ranked Zverev.
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May 11, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Matt Kenseth passed his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch with 13 laps to go to win his first Southern 500 on Saturday night at Darlington, S.C. Busch had the strongest car for much of the race and led for 265 of the 367 laps at Darlington Raceway. But his machine appeared to fall away at the worst possible time and he faded to sixth. Denny Hamlin completed his first full race since suffering a compression fracture in a vertebra in his lower back on March 24. He finished second.
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