Ragan Wins Showdown; Roush Fenway Sweeps Sprint All-Star Event
CONCORD, N.C. – Carl Edwards and Roush Fenway Racing put on a commanding performance in Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. After finishing second in both the Daytona 500 and the Southern 500, Edwards closed the deal on a big one, leading 29 laps and pulling away to win the famed all-star event.
Edwards led a stellar Roush Fenway effort that saw the organization lead 75 of the 100 laps in the race, with all four Roush Fenway cars finishing inside the top eight.
Greg Biffle led a race-high 46 laps and finished fifth. Matt Kenseth was sixth and David Ragan, who took the checkered flag earlier in the night with a dominating performance in the Sprint Cup Showdown, finished eighth in his first career Sprint All-Star Race.
Edwards’ win is Roush Fenway’s fourth in the Sprint All-Star and its first since 2005. The sweep is the team’s first on All-Star night and Ragan’s win is Roush Fenway’s second in the Sprint Showdown.
The teams return to action at Charlotte Motor Speedway next weekend, for the season’s longest race of the season; the Coca-Cola 600. Roush Fenway has won the 600 on four occasions and has won in the Sprint Cup Series at Charlotte seven times.
Counting the Sprint All-Star Race, Roush Fenway has now won four times in Sprint Cup action this season, while finishing runner up on two more occasions. Edwards, who also won at Las Vegas earlier this season, leads the Sprint Cup point standings by 24 heading into next weeks 600-mile event.