Injured Carl Edwards Takes Win at Richmond

After recently breaking his right foot while playing Frisbee with a couple of friends, Roush Fenway’s driver took the win on Friday night in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Richmond International Raceway.

Carl Edwards drove an exhilarating race, although there were no back-flip celebrations this time as he still used a couple of crutches to get around. "It's not the weak link right now. It's not holding me up any and it feels good, so it shouldn't be an issue," Edwards revealed after arriving to the media center with their help.

The race was even more exciting as Edwards started from the back after having an ignition problem in the qualifying. His crew fixed that, but they had to suffer the penalty for adjustments outside of impound.

The injured Edwards succeeded in taking the victory due to a very good and strategic pit stop from his crew. He was in a tight battle with Kevin Harvick, but due to his good pit stop, he managed to take the lead and hold on to it until the finish.

“That was a great pit stop. We're trying to catch Kyle, and we needed a run like this to do it. [Crew chief] Dan Stillman and all these guys did it for me,” said Edwards.

Now, the Roush Fenway Racing driver stands second overall, 201 points behind Kyle Busch, who finished third here at Richmond. And here are the results for the top ten board after the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 on Friday:

Pos. Driver Make

1. Carl Edwards - Ford
2. Kevin Harvick - Chevrolet
3. Kyle Busch - Toyota
4. Brad Keselowski - Chevrolet
5. David Reutimann - Toyota
6. Martin Truex Jr. - Chevrolet
7. Trevor Bayne - Toyota
8. Justin Allgaier - Dodge
9. Steve Wallace - Chevrolet
10. Scott Speed - Toyota
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