The NASCAR Nationwide Series’ 5-Hour Energy 200 on May 14 at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del included Roush Fenway racer Carl Edwards, making his 222nd career Nationwide Series start. Carl’s fans will remember that he won here before in 2007 and, while looking for his second victory at Dover, the weather wasn’t going to make it easy.
Due to rainy conditions at Dover, pole position qualifying was cancelled, which resulted in Carl attaining the pole position for his fastest practice time. With the benefit of the pole position, Edwards held the lead for 87 of the race’s 209 laps. And, even with a 28-minute rain delay after lap 144 and a wreck involving five cars at the end of the race, Carl took the checkered flag – in this case, a green and white checked one due to the wreck – for his second victory at Dover. This is Carl’s third victory in the Nationwide Series this year and his second from pole. With 32 wins in Nationwide Series races, Carl moves ahead of Jack Ingram into fourth place for the overall number of wins in the series.
On Sunday, Carl raced in the Sprint Cup FedEx 400 at Dover. He finished in seventh for that race.
Edwards will drive the World Financial Group (WFG) No. 60 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Nov. 12 at the Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. Keep reading wfgsports.com for all the latest on Carl Edwards and for information on the World Financial Group (WFG) No. 60 Show Car program that will be traveling throughout the United States this summer.
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