Carl Edwards Takes Checkered Flag in Zippo 200 at The Glen

Battles Brad Keselowski for the Win

Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards earns first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory in first Nationwide start of the season at The Glen's Zippo 200.


WATKINS GLEN, NY –  In his first NASCAR Nationwide Series appearance of the season, Carl Edwards battled with Brad Keselowski in the closing laps to win today’s Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International. Edwards held off Keselowski during a two-lap dash on the final restart to take the checkered flag.

Keselowski, who started fourth, led 44 of the 82 laps, but was unable to hold off a late race pass by Edwards.  Pole sitter Sam Hornish Jr. finished third, the highest finishing Nationwide Series regular.  Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Ron Fellows rounded out the top five.

“I can’t say thank you enough to the fans that come out and support this sport,” said Edwards while celebrating his first win of the season in Gatorade Victory Lane at The Glen.  “We rode around the infield yesterday around all the campgrounds and everybody was so nice.  It seems like everybody is having a really good time out here, so I appreciate that.”

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