Edwards wins the NNS Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan Int’l Speedway

Carl Edwards passed teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. with less than 10 laps remaining in Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in route to his fourth NNS victory of the season.

[media-credit name=”CIA Stock Photo” align=”alignright” width=”229″][/media-credit]“Ricky Stenhouse is a driving machine and here comes Jack Roush. Jack got us some fuel miles and we couldn’t dare run out of fuel with that Ford Focus out front in the pace car, it is all about fuel mileage today. Jack leaned her down and we didn’t need it, it was great. Mike Beam did a great job with the strategy. I didn’t think I was going to get by Ricky. I cannot drive any harder than that. That was as hard as I could drive to get by him. He is going to be a force to be reckoned with.” Edwards said.

Edwards won by 1.669 seconds over Stenhouse Jr. and the two teammates gave Roush Fenway Racing a 1-2 finish.

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Edwards and Stenhouse also combined to lead 100 laps and Roush Fenway scored its 21st NASCAR win at its ‘home track’ of Michigan. It was the fifth win for the organization at MIS and the fifth win for Roush Fenway this season in the Nationwide Series.

“Our Tender Ridge Mustang was really fast for about 15 laps and then we got really tight. On that last restart I just tried to get as far out there as we could and didn’t quite get far enough. We just got too tight. Carl caught us. It was a good day for us. We definitely wanted one more spot. I gave it everything it had, we just got too tight.” Stenhouse Jr. said.

Kyle Busch finished third, pole-sitter Paul Menard fourth and Trevor Bayne finished fifth.

With his second place finish, Stenhouse Jr. took over the series point standings by two over Elliott Sadler.

“I guess that is a good thing for us for sure for the championship but it doesn’t do anything for us not winning. I feel like earlier in the year we gave some wins away, definitely some top-fives. We are right there where we need to be we just have to cap it off.” Stenhouse Jr. said.

Unofficial Race Results
Alliance Truck Parts 250, Michigan International Speedway
http://www.speedwaymedia.com/n2s/race.php?race=15
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Pos. No. Driver Make Points
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1 3 60 Carl Edwards Ford 0
2 5 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 43
3 12 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 0
4 1 33 Paul Menard Chevrolet 0
5 7 16 Trevor Bayne Ford 40
6 9 20 Joey Logano Toyota 0
7 11 32 Mark Martin Chevrolet 0
8 6 2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 37
9 8 22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 0
10 22 38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 34
11 15 30 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 33
12 10 70 David Stremme Chevrolet 0
13 13 31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 31
14 14 66 Steve Wallace Toyota 30
15 4 88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet 29
16 25 7 Josh Wise Chevrolet 28
17 16 11 Brian Scott Toyota 27
18 28 164 David Reutimann Toyota 0
19 21 62 Michael Annett Toyota 25
20 19 9 Kenny Wallace Toyota 24
21 23 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 23
22 27 1 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 22
23 17 19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 21
24 2 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 21
25 18 81 Blake Koch * Dodge 19
26 29 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 18
27 39 15 Timmy Hill * Ford 17
28 35 28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 16
29 33 14 Eric McClure Chevrolet 15
30 31 40 Charles Lewandoski * Chevrolet 14
31 41 103 Robert Richardson Jr. Chevrolet 13
32 36 113 Jennifer Jo Cobb * Ford 12
33 26 39 Danny Efland Ford 11
34 38 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 10
35 37 141 Carl Long Chevrolet 9
36 20 168 Matthew Carter Chevrolet 8
37 43 23 Scott Riggs Dodge 7
38 40 175 Andy Ponstein Ford 0
39 30 174 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 0
40 34 142 Tim Andrews Chevrolet 0
41 32 44 Jeff Green Chevrolet 3
42 42 52 Tony Raines Chevrolet 0
43 24 49 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet 1

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