Edwards wins Aaron's 312 Busch race

HAMPTON, Ga., March 19 (UPI) -- Pole winner Carl Edwards captured the Aaron's 312 Saturday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Newman wins another NASCAR pole

HAMPTON, Ga., March 18 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman won his fifth straight pole at the Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday night and will start in front for Sunday's Nextel Cup race.

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MEXICO CITY, March 6 (UPI) -- Martin Truex Jr. won the first official NASCAR race held outside the United States Sunday in the Telcel Motorola 200.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Former Nextel Cup champion Tony Stewart won the season- opening Busch Series race Saturday.

Jimmie Johnson wins another NASCAR race

HAMPTON, Ga., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson won Sunday's NASCAR Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Newman wins another NASCAR pole

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Edwards wins O'Reilly truck race

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards roared from the back of the field to win the O'Reilly 200 Craftsman Truck Series race at the Bristol Motor Speedway Wednesday night.
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Carl Edwards
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)

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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