DOVER, Del. (AP) - Carl Edwards won his first Chase race in two
seasons and vaults five spots in the Chase for the championship
Edwards' lead late in Sunday's race at Dover International
Speedway helped him avoid a massive wreck with 14 laps left that
took out Chase contenders Martin Truex Junior, Kurt Busch, Kyle
Busch, Jimmie Johnson and a few other drivers in the 400-mile race
on the concrete track.
The race was red-flagged for nearly 12 minutes.
It left Edwards as about the only Chase driver left running in
the race that had 13 caution periods. He won for the third time
this season and made a Monster Mile-sized pass in the standings,
from eighth to third.
Jeff Gordon seized the points lead, with Tony Stewart second.
Jimmie Johnson, who led the standings entering the day, fell to