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Carl Edwards Takes NASCAR Victory in Montreal

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve was the place of a very thrilling NASCAR race on Sunday, as Carl Edwards overtook Ambrose on the last corner of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race from Montreal, Canada.

The qualifying session took place in the rain on Saturday, but at race time on Sunday the track dried out. With 17 more laps to go, rain fell again and the cars had to pit stop in order to change to wet tires and have their wipers installed.

The main fight for the top positions included Ambrose, Edwards, Andrew Ranger and championship leader Kyle Busch. Ambrose lead the race for 60 of the 76 laps, but incredibly lost the first position to Carl Edwards in the last corner of the race.

The race was fragmented by a lot of accidents and saw Ambrose never really managing to take advantage of his speed and previous gaps he put ahead of his followers. When Edwards tried to attack Ranger's position, the pair touched leading to Paul Menard spinning Kyle Busch around.

In the final lap Ambrose made a mistake in the last corner hitting the kerb hard and unsettling his car. Edwards took advantage of that and slid past Ambrose to take the victory right at the finish.

"I thought that battle was over. Once we came off of the last hairpin corner, I gave it all I could down in that corner. He had a little bit of trouble with wheelspin off and I had a little run but man, nobody can out-brake him. He just applied the brakes a little early, hit the kerb too hard and I just couldn't believe it," said Edwards.

"Congratulations to him. He put me on a crutch there at the end and I made a mistake," replied a jokingly, but dissapointed, Ambrose.
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