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The Pit Stop


November 3, 2007 5:16 PM

Carl finally gets the championship

Fresh off his win last week David Reutimann took the poll for the O’Reilly Challenge.  Carl Edwards comes into the race today only needing to finish 36th at best to take the drivers championship today.

“Qualified well,” said Carl Edwards.  He started the race in third place. “Pretty decent car,” said Casey Atwood who started in 38th. “Been fast in practice,” said Bobby Labonte who rolls off in 14th.  “Really good racecar,” said Casey Mears who started in 24th.

After a couple of early cautions it went green flag racing for around 100 laps. In the first caution Mike Bliss crashed out.  “I don’t know,” said Mike Bliss and what happened on the accident.  “Didn’t need to happen this early.”  The second caution came out around lap 20 for Sam Hornish Jr. who spun out then wound up blowing a front tire.

The third caution for debris came out around lap 127.  Leading mostly all the laps was Tony Stewart.  The leaders pitted and Tony had to come in to patch his car up which caused to start around 16th.  After the green flag dropped it was not long before the caution came out for the crashing car of Stanton Barrett with 66 laps to go.

With 60 laps to go Greg Biffle was the leader of the race.  Around 33 laps to go and he goes to pit for what he thought was a bad tire and goes down a lap.  This put Kevin Harvick in the lead of the race.  He would cruise on to win his 31st Busch Series race of his career.  That ties him with Jack Ingram in wins.

“Been fortunate to run really well here,” said Kevin Harvick.

Finishing 11th and winning his first Busch Series title ever was Carl Edwards.  He clinched the title with 61 laps to go.

“Really amazing to be the Busch Series champion,” said Carl Edwards.  He thanked all his sponsors and a whole lot of people that helped him get his championship.

Denny Hamlin stated that track position was important.  He finished the race in third place.

“Tight all day,” said Kyle Busch who finished in second place.  He stated he was disappointed for finishing second all the time.

At the end of the day Carl Edwards now leads David Reutimann by 552 points.  The owner points fight is not over with yet.

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