Edwards Holds Off Busch For Victory

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Sunday, August 17, 2008. (AP). Carl Edwards sent a not-so-subtle message to Kyle Busch Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.

With just three races remaining until the start of the 10-race Chase for the Championship, Edwards closed the gap on series leader Busch with his second victory in the last three races. Edwards also completed a rare weekend sweep on the 2-mile Michigan oval, adding the win in the 3M Performance 400 to a victory Saturday in the Nationwide Series event.

Busch was just ahead of Edwards when they pitted under caution on Lap 180 of the 200-lap event, but Edwards won the race out of the pits.

David Ragan and June Michigan winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. had stayed on track and were running 1-2, but Edwards easily passed them on the restart on Lap 183 to retake the lead, then held off Busch on two more restarts, including the final one with two laps to go.

Edwards became only the second driver to win both races on the same weekend at Michigan. Former Roush driver Mark Martin did it in 1993.

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