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  • With a competition yellow coming at lap 30 due to the rain the area had had over the past couple of days, the veteran didn't push the issue and essentially just let Logano by
  • Edwards had a tire problem and had to pit on a caution when no one else did

    • by Orrymain
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      It was a warm day at the Nashville SuperSpeedway in Tennessee on the day before Easter when Carl Edwards led the field to the green flag. Unlike most Nationwide races, this one was largely devoid of big name Sprint Cup drivers, and that’s because it’s an off-weekend for the Cup and it’s a holiday weekend to boot. Only five regular Cup drivers participated — Nationwide championship contenders Edwards and Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, David Ragan, and making his first Nationwide appearance this season, Michael Waltrip.

      Thus, this race was a great chance for a lot of the lesser known drivers to get some recognition. For once, the announcers had to discuss true


      Nationwide drivers and not Cup veterans infiltrating the junior circuit.

      Early on, it was Edwards zooming to the lead, but the rookie Logano raced him hard and took the lead for himself around lap 18 or so. With a competition yellow coming at lap 30 due to the rain the area had had over the past couple of days, the veteran didn’t push the issue and essentially just let Logano by.

      Edwards won the race off pit road to reclaim his lead, with Logano out second, but once again, the youngster fought hard and he took the lead back on lap 50. It was really exciting watching these two race. Kyle Busch entered ...


      • the picture during the long green flag run, taking the lead from Logano on lap 81 right before a debris caution came out.

        The green had barely resumed with Logano recapturing the lead from his teammate Busch when a big wreck occurred. Brendan Gaughan in the 62 car got loose and began to spin. That left a few other cars with nowhere to go. This was really the first wreck in either races in the last couple of weeks.

        This race was surprisingly exciting. Basically, with about 90 laps to go, it was a two-way race between Busch and Logano. Edwards had a tire problem and had to pit on a

        caution when no one else did. It put him back to 25th position. However, Edwards is an aggressive driver, and everyone knew he’d be fighting to get back to the front. He didn’t quite get to the leaders, but he brought home a respectable fifth place finish and retained his points lead over number two Busch.

        Busch battled Logano for the rest of the race, but in the end, he just didn’t have enough to overtake the 20 car. Logano won the race to a throng of cheers from the fans.

        This was a good race to watch. The lead exchanged numerous times between the three top contenders. It was lots of fun.




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