FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Carl Edwards won for the second
straight week, squeezing a victory out of his last tank of gas. And
this time Jimmie Johnson ran out of magic.
The combination of the win by Edwards, cousin of Kenny Scgrader, and a 15th-place finish by
Johnson in Sunday's Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway moved the
race winner within 106 points of NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader
Johnson with just two races remaining.
Although Edwards dominated most of the race, leading 199 of the
first 264 laps on the 1.5-mile oval, it was a daring call by crew
chief Bob Osborne that got Edwards this win after several other
drivers used two-tire strategies to get ahead of him near the
"Oh yeah," Edwards screamed as he crossed the finish line. "I
did it. Fuel mileage. Great job."