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Sharpie 500 - Bristol Motor Speedway

Edwards Goes Bump in the Night to Win at Bristol
If NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing needs a rivalry, look no farther than Bristol Motor Speedway. Carl Edwards suggested after Saturday night’s Sharpie 500 that a rivalry with series points leader Kyle Busch might have been born at the .533-mile short track. “They keep talking about rivalries -- we might have one now,” Edwards said after beating Busch to the finish line by 1.969 seconds. He led the final 31 laps after executing an adroit bump-and-run to pass Busch through Turns 1 and 2 on Lap 470. From that point, Edwards pulled away for his second consecutive victory.
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Edwards Wins Pole in Thunder Valley
Carl Edwards ran to the Coors Light Pole Award for Sunday's Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Edwards qualified with a lap of 15.746 seconds, at an average speed of 121.860 mph, to capture his fourth career pole in 145 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts. This is Edwards' first pole of the 2008 season as well as his first pole in nine races at Bristol. David Reutimann put his Toyota on the outside pole, giving him his third top-10 start of 2008 and his first in two races at Bristol. Jeff Gordon hopes to get things heading in the right direction after qualifying in the third position, posting his 26th top-10 start at Bristol and his 16th in 24 races this season. Regan Smith (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie. Kyle Petty (29th) qualified for his 50th series race at Bristol - more than any other active driver.

NASCAR Newscast: Bristol Review

  • With a bump in the night at Bristol Motor Speedway, Carl Edwards won his sixth race of the season, clinched a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and roughed up points leader Kyle Busch. Hear what both drivers had to say about the sport's newest rivalry, and find out how the beating and banging changed the Race to the Chase with two races to go.
    [Watch Video]

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    Video: Post-Race News Conferences at Bristol

  • Carl Edwards says he just did to Kyle Busch what Kyle has done to him in the past (50 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Carl Edwards says that the next two races will be exciting leading into the Chase (29 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch talks about the Carl Edwards bumping him out of the way for the lead (37 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin talks about his rough summer and how this finish helped him (41 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Video: Post-Qualifying News Conferences at Bristol

  • Carl Edwards talks about earning the pole for Saturday night's Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway (29 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon says the nature of racing has changed for the better on Bristol's new pavement. (21 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon says the spring races at Bristol had great battles. (14 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Regan Smith talks about how he's gotten comfortable with the new car during his rookie season. (26 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Video: Friday News Conferences at Bristol

  • Jeff Burton says he's racing in the most competitive era in NASCAR history (48 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton says multi-car teams have made racing closer than ever (25 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin says Bristol is a tough place for drivers on the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup bubble (22 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin says drivers are athletes and staying in shape helps him focus (30 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kevin Harvick talks about teammate Jeff Burton on the eve of Burton's 500th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Auto Club Speedway (24 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kevin Harvick says Nationwide has been a great series sponsor in its first season in NASCAR (27 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson says the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is a great format for determining the champion (13 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson says the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup has helped grow the sport (9 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne says consistency has been the key to his comeback season (14 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne says the new car is fun to drive (11 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Ragan says Bristol is great for both drivers and fans (7 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Ragan likes his chances to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (17 seconds) [Watch Video]

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