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The Pit Stop


June 21, 2009 4:05 AM

Carl finally wins one.

Nationwide Series drivers were at the famous Milwaukee Mile for the NorthernTool.com 250.  Earlier in the day Erik Darnell won his first ever poll.

"Car was fast in qualifying," said Erik.  Scott Wimmer said that he had a really fast car.

Both Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch went to the back of the field as they did not make it back in time to qualify the car they were driving tonight.

At the start of the race this race went the longest ever from the start without a caution. At lap 22 it was Brad Coleman getting the lad of the race.  At lap 41 it was Carl Edwards finally making into the top ten, but it took an extra 14 laps before Kyle Busch could do the same thing.

At lap 51 due to Brad getting loose Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finally got to lead the race. Twenty laps later and it was Kyle Busch passing Carl Edwards for seventh.  A couple more laps later and it was the start of green flag lit stops.

Getting a speeding penalty during the round of pit stops were Mike Bliss, Ron Hornaday Jr., and Justin Allgaier.

After the pit stops were over Ricky Stenhouse kept the lead of the race.  At lap 104 Brad Kesleowski was able to pass Ricky for the lead of the race.

Finally at lap 124 the caution finally came out as Trevor Bayne made contact with the wall.  At the time of the caution around 10 cars were left on the lead lap.  This brought in all the leaders and Kyle Busch was able to win the race off pit road.  Carl came out in seventh.

The green flag dropped and Brad Coleman wound up hitting the wall, but did not bring out the caution.

At lap142 Carl Edwards passed Stephen Leicht for fourth.  Fifteen laps later Carl Edwards passed Brad Keselowski for second, but was over three seconds back of Kyle.

By lap 190 Carl cut the lead in half, but in a couple laps the first debris caution came out.  This brought in all the leaders and it was Kyle Busch winning the race off pit road with Carl Edwards in second and Brad Keselowski in third.

At the drop of the green flag Kyle did not get a big breakaway from Carl Edwards and with 45 laps left Carl was able to pass Kyle for the lead. Then it was Brad Coleman crashing his car to bring out caution three on the night.

This time we got another short green flag run and Justin Allgaier gets loose and with nowhere to go was Scott Lagesee Jr. getting some damage.

With this restart Kyle was right behind Carl for the lead of the race, but with 30 laps left Erik Darnell passed Kyle for second.  With 25 laps left Carl broke out to a 2 second plus lead.

With 21 laps left Scott Wimmer picked up a massive tire rub. Three laps later and Kyle Busch was in a major battle with Erik for second place.   With eight laps left Scott had to come down pit road to replace the tire.  

With five laps left Kyle Finally moved into second place.  Carl though in the final ten laps was cruising onto his first win of the 2009 season in the Nationwide series.

Carl Edwards stated that is has been a long time since his last win and hopes the rest of the season goes like the end of last season.

"This is what we do. Come here to finish second," said Kyle Busch.

Brad Kesleowski said that his car was pretty good.

"Really good car," said Steve Wallace.

At the end of the race Kyle still was leading Carl by 127 points.

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