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Bristol Motor Speedway: NASCAR-Nextel Cup-Food City 500 Results

Bristol, Tenn - Carl Edwards held off hard-charging
teammate Matt Kenseth over the final dozen laps to win the Busch
Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday.

It was a typical crash-filled Bristol race, with 12 cautions for
103 laps and one red-flag stoppage. NASCAR also confused things
with a miscue on pit road that confused most of the field and gave
Edwards, Kyle Busch and Ryan Newman a second chance.


Edwards used that free pit stop to get fresh tires and drive away to his first win of the season. Kenseth never got close enough
to move him, and Edwards beat him to the line by 0.260 seconds.

"I just can't thank Matt Kenseth enough for racing me that
clean," Edwards said. "He's so great here and it meant the world
to beat him."

A caution came out with 117 laps to go and NASCAR told its
officials to open pit road. But pit road was closed when Busch and
Edwards - the leaders - passed the entrance. They didn't stop.
But pit road opened seconds later, and the rest of the field did
stop.

NASCAR blamed that on a delay in changing the lights on pit road
and quickly reviewed it. Officials then allowed Busch and Edwards
to pit and line up where they were originally running when the
caution came out.

"It was a mistake that NASCAR made in this case," president
Mike Helton said. "And there's no absolute fix for that. So we
felt like the most fair thing to do was to simply say, `Pit road is
open. You can pit if you want to. You don't have to.'
"There's no absolute clean fix, but we felt like that was the
most fair fix."

Not everyone agreed.

Here are the results:

1. (3) Carl Edwards, Ford, 300, $59,200, 64.038 mph.

2. (11) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 300, $45,025.

3. (7) Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 300, $33,300.

4. (2) Ryan Newman, Dodge, 300, $27,450.

5. (4) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 300, $29,175.

6. (19) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 300, $24,475.

7. (6) Greg Biffle, Ford, 300, $24,935.

8. (9) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 300, $30,395.

9. (22) Scott Wimmer, Chevrolet, 300, $31,200.

10. (10) Mike Bliss, Dodge, 300, $26,600.

11. (5) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 300, $23,900.

12. (38) Todd Kluever, Ford, 300, $40,325.

13. (20) David Ragan, Ford, 300, $24,375.

14. (34) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dodge, 300, $28,450.

15. (37) Jay Sauter, Chevrolet, 300, $29,750.

16. (24) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 298, $22,825.

17. (29) Stanton Barrett, Chevrolet, 298, $23,275.

18. (32) Bobby Hamilton Jr., Ford, 298, $31,430.

19. (17) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 298, $35,855.

20. (31) Stephen Leicht, Ford, 298, $30,280.

21. (40) Danny O'Quinn, Jr., Chevrolet, 298, $22,525.

22. (25) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 296, $22,875.

23. (33) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 295, $22,800.

24. (41) Eric McClure, Chevrolet, 294, $24,675.

25. (26) Timothy Peters, Chevrolet, 292, $29,975.

26. (27) Kevin Conway, Chevrolet, 292, $24,250.

27. (8) Ward Burton, Ford, 281, $27,905.

28. (36) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 271, $27,855.

29. (30) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 267, accident, $27,805.

30. (16) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 267, accident, $27,705.

31. (1) Steve Wallace, Dodge, 261, $32,250.

32. (15) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 258, accident, $28,735.

33. (23) David Reutimann, Toyota, 237, $26,830.

34. (18) Jason Leffler, Toyota, 194, accident, $25,615.

35. (13) David Gilliland, Ford, 177, engine, $21,060.

36. (21) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 157, accident, $25,550.

37. (35) Brent Sherman, Chevrolet, 134, $25,515.

38. (14) Shane Huffman, Chevrolet, 131, accident, $25,455.

39. (42) Kyle Krisiloff, Ford, 77, accident, $25,420.

40. (43) Brad Teague, Ford, 53, engine, $22,875.

41. (12) Brad Keselowski, Chevrolet, 36, accident, $22,855.

42. (39) Caleb Holman, Chevrolet, 35, accident, $20,830.

43. (28) Jon Wood, Ford, 5, accident, $25,304.

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