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Martin Truex Jr. takes Sonoma in 1st Sprint Cup win since 2007

SONOMA, Calif., June 23 (UPI) -- Martin Truex Jr. snared his first Sprint Cup series win since 2007 Sunday, cruising to an 8.3-second victory at Sonoma Raceway.

Carl Edwards wins Sprint Cup pole in Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich., June 14 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards circled the Michigan International Speedway at 202.452 miles per hour Friday to win the pole for the Sprint Cup series Quicken Loans 400.

Rain wipes out NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying

POCONO, Pa., June 7 (UPI) -- Rains associated with Tropical Storm Andrea wiped out qualifying Friday for Sunday's scheduled Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.

Edwards wins pole for NASCAR All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C., May 17 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards captured the pole Friday for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, an event he won two years ago.

David Ragan avoids crashes to pull off Talladega upset

TALLADEGA, Ala., May 5 (UPI) -- David Ragan sidestepped two crashes Sunday, grabbing the lead on the final lap en route to an upset victory in the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Kenseth wins Sprint Cup pole

KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 19 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth set a qualifying record at Kansas Speedway to win the pole Friday for Sunday's Sprint Cup STP 400.

Kyle Busch completes Texas Motor Speedway weekend sweep

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 14 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch completed a weekend sweep at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday, winning the NRA 500 Sprint Cup event after also taking a Nationwide Series race.

Johnson wins Martinsville pole

MARTINSVILLE, Va., April 5 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson set a qualifying record at Martinsville Speedway Friday and won the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup STP Gas Booster 500.

Kyle Busch ekes out Auto Club 400 win

FONTANA, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch took advantage of a final-lap crash between Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano Sunday to sneak through and pull out a victory at the Auto Club 400.

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Kenseth gambles on tires, wins Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, March 10 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth took a chance by running on worn tires but it paid of Sunday with a Sprint Cup victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on his 41st birthday.

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Edwards logs first victory in two years

AVONDALE, Ariz., March 3 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards conserved fuel down the stretch and posted his first victory in two years Sunday, claiming a Sprint Cup win at Phoenix International Raceway.

Sprint Cup leader qualifies third

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Brad Keselowski, who is within reach of his first Sprint Cup championship, qualified third Friday for the final race of the year at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Kyle Busch wins Sprint Cup pole in Arizona

AVONDALE, Ariz., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch won the pole at Phoenix International Raceway Friday and Jimmie Johnson hit a slight bump in his bid to win the Sprint Cup title.
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Carl Edwards (99) coasts into the pits and out of the race after leading 15 laps of the Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on Saturday night, September 25, 2004, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (UPI Photo/David Allio)
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Carl Michael Edwards, II (born August 15, 1979) is an American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series race car driver. He currently drives the number 99 Aflac Ford in the Sprint Cup Series and the number 60 Fastenal Ford in the Nationwide Series for Roush Fenway Racing. In 2007, he became the NASCAR Busch Series Champion.

Edwards' big break came in 2001, when he competed in 7 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events for MB Motorsports. His best finish in the seven races was 8th at Kansas Speedway. He also ran one Busch Series race for Bost Motorsports, finishing 38th at Gateway International Raceway. However, it was enough to impress Jack Roush, and Edwards became a full-time Truck Series competitor in 2003, driving the #99 Ford F-150 sponsored by Superchips. He won Rookie-of-the-Year honors in addition, to three race wins, eventually finishing 8th in the points standings at the end of the season. In 2004, he notched three more race wins, including the season-opening Florida Dodge Dealers 250 at the Daytona International Speedway. At season's end, Edwards finished 4th in the points. In August 2004, he made his NEXTEL Cup Series debut, replacing Jeff Burton, who left the team, in the No. 99 Ford Taurus for Roush Racing, at the Michigan International Speedway. He finished 10th. He drove the #99 Ford for the remainder of the 2004 NEXTEL Cup. He also once again ran one Busch Series race; this time for Bobby Benton's RAB Racing team at Bristol Motor Speedway with sponsorship from Mac Tools.

In 2005, Edwards became a full-time driver in both the NEXTEL Cup and Busch Series. He has already won races in each, and he made history in the process of winning. On March 19, 2005, Edwards won the Aaron's 312 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, recording his first Busch Series win. The next day, he beat Jimmie Johnson by 2-hundredths of a second to win the Golden Corral 500 at the same track for his first NEXTEL Cup Series win. Until this took place, no driver had ever won both the Busch and NEXTEL Cup Series races in the same weekend at Atlanta, although the feat had been pulled off numerous times before at other tracks by other drivers. Also, Edwards became the first driver in NASCAR history to pick up his first career Busch and NEXTEL Cup Series wins in the same weekend, and became the eleventh driver in NASCAR history to win races in all three of the organization's major racing series.

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