NASCAR: Carl Edwards Leads Ford 1-2-3 Sweep at Bristol

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Roush Fenway driver Carl Edwards scored his first NASCAR Sprint Cup win this season at Bristol, at the end of race that has seen two rain delays lasting more than five hours and multiple accidents.
The start was delayed by almost two hours the race was stopped for another three hours and 18 minutes after 124 laps. Edwards moved into the lead with 70 laps remaining after his crew decided to leave him on the track during caution and pulled away to take the checkered flag.

"I can't believe we turned this around," Edwards said. "We were terrible on Saturday. Jimmy told me (our crew) worked until 3 a.m. on simulation stuff. We'd been struggling lately, so for us to come out here and run so well with the number of Fords out of our shop, that was big. (Now) we're in the Chase and we're going to go out and win this championship."

Edwards was followed across the finish line by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Aric Almirola, both driving Fords for Roush Fenway Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports. The 1-2-3 is Ford Racing’s first sweep since Talladega in 2013.

2014 Food City 500 Top 10

1. Carl Edwards - Roush Fenway Racing/Ford
2. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. - Roush Fenway Racing/Ford
3. Aric Almirola - Richard Petty Motorsports/Ford
4. Tony Stewart - Stewart-Haas Racing/Chevrolet
5. Marcos Ambrose - Richard Petty Motorsports/Ford
6. Denny Hamlin - Joe Gibbs Racing/Toyota
7. Jeff Gordon - Hendrick Motorsports/Chevrolet
8. Kasey Kahne - Hendrick Motorsports/Chevrolet
9. Brian Vickers - Michael Waltrip Racing/Toyota
10. Kyle Larson - Chip Ganassi Racing/Chevrolet

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