No. 13 driver switched cars with Timmy Hill after crashing in Friday's practice DOVER, Del. -- During Friday's XFINITY Series practice at Dover International Speedway , Carl Long 's No.13 wrecked after a weight fell off Peyton Sellers ' No. 97 and Long ran over it. The piece of tungsten went through Long's radiator, into the steering and engine and caused the MBM Motorsports driver to slam hard into the wall. Having empathy for small team troubles, Selllers and the No. 97 team owner Victor Obaika quickly offered up any help they could. "We have spoken to Carl and we've offered him whatever we can," Obaika said in a statement on Friday. "(Our) backup car, our people, whatever he needs, you know because it's unfortunate, but we have to show some responsibility on our part and we've done that and we'll help however we can." "When you're on the bottom end, everybody kinda sticks together and tries to help each other," Long said on Saturday after the Coors Light Pole Qualifying session. "Some of the guys with a lot of money and a lot of focus and all, some help out, some don't. But all of us little guys usually stick together." While the Obaika Racing owner offered to let Long use the team's backup, the No. 13 driver feels his ride was the way to go. "(Sellers) offered me his backup car, but I had mine here," Long said. "This is the car we had at Iowa, we ran it Talladega, we ran it at Texas, we ran it everywhere. "I just felt like from changing the seats over and doing all the work, we would still be working on his car right now to get it ready for me. So, I think this is a better race car, and that's the ultimate thing is to be here to race, not to ride around." Shortly before the start of the Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket , it was announced that Long switched rides with the No. 40 of Timmy Hill due to the pain he was feeling after Friday's hit. "Yesterday when I got out of the car nothing hurt," Long said. "This morning my chest is hurting, my shoulder is hurting, that's a pretty hard lick, it just didn't seem like it then." " Carl took a pretty good hit yesterday and he's feeling rather sore," Hill said. "He's not sure if he can go the distance. Out of the two cars he's really trying to get the 13 better in the points. With that being said, he wants to assure that the No. 13 runs the whole race." "My chest is hurting quite a bit and I didn't realize that until I did my qualifying laps and I just got to thinking about it," Long said. "My main goal is to run good and have a good finish for our team. If I fall out of the seat, that ain't a good finish." FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Victory is first for Edwards with Joe Gibbs Racing SHOP: Edwards gear " RELATED: Full race results " Updated series standings CONCORD, N.C. – Will the mystery winner of Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600 enter and sign in please? Hint: It's the guy who does back flips every time he takes the checkered flag. But for the first 370 of 400 laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway , no one would have picked Carl Edwards or his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota as the likely winner of the season's 12th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Martin Truex Jr ., Kurt Busch and Denny Hamlin had spent the lion's share of time at the head of the field, but none of that mattered when Edwards got 62 laps out of his last tank of fuel and took the checkered flag 4.785 seconds ahead of Greg Biffle , who also was on a fuel-saving strategy. In fact, the top four finishers all stretched their gas mileage after pit stops under caution on Lap 337. Dale Earnhardt Jr . ran third, followed by polesitter Matt Kenseth and Truex, who led a race-high 131 laps. Ryan Newman , Brad Keselowski , Hamlin (53 laps led), Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch (118 laps led) completed the top 10. Kyle Busch came home 11th in his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points race of the season, after missing the first 11 races of the season because of injuries sustained Feb. 21 at Daytona. The victory was Edwards first of the season, his first for Joe Gibbs Racing , his first at Charlotte and the 24th of his career. "It's so cool to get this win—we've had such bad luck," said Edwards, who joined Joe Gibbs Racing as the organization's fourth Sprint Cup driver after the 2014 season. "And we were the slowest of the (JGR cars) tonight, but we had (crew chief) Darian (Grubb) on the box. He made the right call, he put us in a position to win, and it worked. ... "This is truly a gift. I took advantage of it to win, and we'll get better." In all likelihood, the victory will propel Edwards into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup . It was also Toyota’s 300th national series victory in the manufacturer's 300th Sprint Cup start. But after the very early stages of the race, Edwards wasn't a factor until fuel strategy came into play in the closing laps. Soon after Jimmie Johnson spun off Turn 4 on Lap 90 to cause the second caution of the afternoon, the race evolved into a two-car contest between the Chevrolets of Kurt Busch and Truex. Within two laps of a restart on Lap 95, Busch drove from ninth to the lead, passing Joey Logano for the top spot on Lap 97. From that point, Busch and Truex swapped stints at the head of the field, and by the time Johnson spun off Turn 4 and smacked the inside wall on Lap 273 to bring out the caution flag for the fifth time, Busch had racked up 118 laps led and Truex 59. But another quick yellow flag on Lap 282 for Ryan Blaney 's blown engine created the opportunity for divergent strategies and scrambled the running order. Truex was one of nine drivers who stayed out under the caution, but both Harvick and Kurt Busch came to pit road for fresh rubber and restarted 10th and 11th, respectively, on Lap 292. Gradually, methodically, Harvick and Kurt Busch drove back toward the front, but the contrarian strategies introduced another major player into the mix. Denny Hamlin surged to the front of the field and led 53 laps before pitting with a loose wheel on Lap 363 and giving up the lead. That put Truex back in front, with Harvick chasing, and both drivers needing one more pit stop to get to the end of the race. Edwards, Biffle, Earnhardt and Kenseth, on the other hand, stopped with 62 laps left, and the decision to come to pit road and gamble on fuel proved decisive—and stole a victory from Truex's dominant car. Biffle put pressure on Edwards in the closing laps, until he momentarily lost fuel pressure with two circuits left. "Running where we were running, it gave us the opportunity to try and stretch the fuel window and make it," Biffle said. "I was putting a lot of pressure on Carl there. I started going with about 10 laps to go. The crew chief (Matt Puccia) told me 'Save all you can, just stay in front of the 88 (Earnhardt),' and I made a decision that I was going to try and beat Carl . I got pretty close to him there, and then with two to go, the fuel light came on that the fuel pressure was low, and so I came around and had to start pushing the clutch in and shutting it off and coasting and try and preserve what fuel I had to make it back. "So excited to see the checkered flag. I wasn't sure I was going to stretch two laps of gas out of it. But it was probably on the straightaway it sucked some air and started flashing the fuel pressure. I was able to run it around the corners and didn't have any more issues, but stayed in front of the 88, finished second, big boost for the team, but probably a bigger boost for the team was how we ran tonight on the race track.” If Biffle had mixed feelings about finishing second, Truex was disconsolate. "Hell, I didn't even know guys could make it on gas," Truex said. I didn't know what was going on. Just can't catch a break there. I'm proud of the guys for an awesome race car. All my guys in Denver (where Furniture Row Racing is based) are putting a great car together. I don't know what to do about that. "We had a great car. Had a chance at it and it stinks to come up short like that on fuel mileage. I've never once in my whole career gained positions on a fuel mileage deal. I don't know what I have to do to catch a break on them deals. It is what it is. Just proud of my guys for what they brought--we will get one." Note: Late in the race, Hamlin reported feeling ill in his car and complained of a severe headache. He was taken to the infield care center after the race, and team owner Joe Gibbs said his driver was dehydrated, was given an IV and was feeling better after the treatment. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
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Childress, Obaika operations docked for Dover infractions RELATED: NASCAR issues penalties following Dover races NASCAR announced penalties Wednesday for two XFINITY Series teams for infractions -- one pre-race and one post-race -- during last weekend's event at Dover International Speedway . The Richard Childress Racing No. 33 Chevrolet team of driver Austin Dillon was issued a P2-level penalty after the car failed post-race inspection after Saturday's Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket . Officials determined the No. 33 car, driven to a fourth-place finish by Dillon in the 200-miler, to be too low on both sides in the rear. As a result, NASCAR fined crew chief Nick Harrison $7,500 and placed him on probation through Dec. 31. Car owner Richard Childress was docked 10 series championship owner points. NASCAR rescinded rules governing ride heights in the Sprint Cup Series ahead of the 2014 season, but those regulations remain in place in the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series. The most recent ride-height punishment in a NASCAR national series was a P2-grade penalty for the JR Motorsports No. 00 team in the truck series after its win last month at Charlotte Motor Speedway . NASCAR also penalized the Obaika Racing No. 97 Chevrolet team for a dropped weight during opening XFINITY Series practice at Dover. The loose piece of tungsten off the car driven by Peyton Sellers punctured the radiator of the No. 13 Dodge driven by Carl Long , causing a crash and forcing the veteran to a backup car for the race. NASCAR reacted by handing the No. 97 team a P3-level penalty. Crew chief John Monsam has been fined $15,000, suspended for the next championship points race (Great Clips 250 Benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America, June 13, 1:30 p.m. at Michigan International Speedway ) and placed on NASCAR probabtion through Dec. 31. Car chief David Jones was also suspended for the next championship points race and placed on probation through Dec. 31. Sellers loses 15 points in the drivers points standings, and owner Victor Obaika also was docked 15 points in the owner standings. The incident marked the second time in the past three weeks where an uncontrolled weight has dropped from a vehicle in the XFINITY Series. The JD Motorsports No. 4 team was hit with a P3 penalty May 19 after an errant weight from its car severely damaged owner/driver Jamie Dick 's car the previous weekend at Iowa Speedway . FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Ballast violation found in Iowa Speedway inspection
Ty leads early session; brother Austin sets pace in final tune-up RELATED: Practice 1 results " Practice 2 results Austin Dillon locked down the top spot on the leaderboard Friday afternoon in final NASCAR XFINITY Series practice at Dover International Speedway , completing a brotherly sweep of the day's two practices with his brother, Ty. Austin Dillon wheeled the Richard Childress Racing No. 33 Chevrolet to a fast lap of 154.261 mph in the 85-minute session on the 1-mile concrete track. The older Dillon prevailed last weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway , registering his second XFINITY victory of the season. Brendan Gaughan , a teammate to both Dillons in the Childress No. 62 Chevy, clinched the second-fastest lap with a speed of 154.195 mph. Rookies Daniel Suarez (153.932) and Darrell Wallace Jr . (153.702) completed the front four in final preparation for Saturday's Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket (2:30 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM), with Sprint Cup regular Matt Kenseth closing out the top five. Chris Buescher , the series' points leader, was eighth-fastest in the Roush Fenway Racing No. 60 Ford. Defending series champion Chase Elliott posted the 10th-fastest lap in the JR Motorsports No. 9 Chevrolet. Ty Dillon , who led Friday's opening practice, was 14th-fastest in final practice in the Richard Childress Racing No. 3 Chevy. He enters Saturday's 200-miler second in the standings, just four points behind Buescher after 11 of 33 races this season. Carl Long , who crashed his No. 13 Dodge late in the opening practice, was back on the track for just three laps in the second session. Long returned after help from the No. 97 team of Peyton Sellers , whose car dropped debris that caused the wreck. Coors Light Pole Qualifying to set the 40-car XFINITY field is scheduled Saturday at 11:15 a.m. ET (FOX Sports 1). Ty Dillon fast early in Monster Mile practice Ty Dillon soared atop the NASCAR XFINITY Series leaderboard in opening practice Friday morning at Dover International Speedway . Dillon, driving the Richard Childress Racing No. 3 Chevrolet, posted a fast lap of 158.033 mph under overcast skies at the mile- long concrete track. He was a shade faster than 18-year-old Erik Jones , second-fastest at 156.829 mph in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 54 Toyota. Brian Scott , a teammate of Dillon's at RCR, was third-fastest in the No. 2 Chevrolet in preparation for Saturday's Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket (2:30 p.m. ET, FOX). Sprint Cup Series regulars Kasey Kahne and Austin Dillon completed the top five. XFINITY Series points leader Chris Buescher , driving the Roush Fenway Racing No. 60 Ford, was ninth-fastest of the 40 cars to turn laps in the 55-minute session. Defending series champion Chase Elliott posted the 10th-fastest lap in the JR Motorsports No. 9 Chevrolet. The session was brought to an abrupt end with Carl Long crashed with two minutes left. After hitting a piece of debris, Long's No. 13 crunched into the outside wall in Turn 4 before sliding down the banking and into the inside wall on the frontstretch. NASCAR officials indicated that they would investigate the incident in the XFINITY Series garage. FOX Sports 1 reported that the debris came from the No. 97 Chevrolet of Peyton Sellers . Final XFINITY Series practice is scheduled Friday at 2-3:25 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 1). Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the 12th of 33 races this season is scheduled Saturday at 11:15 a.m. ET (FS1). FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
JGR driver: 'It's always been a tough place to pass' SPEEDWAY, Ind. – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers don’t run wide-open around Indianapolis Motor Speedway , but there’s very little "off-throttle" time, according to Carl Edwards . That makes passing difficult. The 2015 rules package (lower horsepower, less downforce) thus far hasn't helped. Edwards was one of 12 drivers taking part in an open test at the legendary 2.5-mile speedway Wednesday. The series returns to Indianapolis July 24-26 for the annual Crown Royal Presents the 'Your Hero's Name Here' 400 at the Brickyard. "We haven't figured out exactly where we’re going to set up the car so that we can pass," the Joe Gibbs Racing driver said during a break at IMS. "There is a lot of on-throttle time. We're very fast through the middle of the corner; we're coming off the corner at 190 mph earlier today … now it’s 183-184. "When you're literally coming on to the straightaway at 185 or 190 mph, there's just not a lot of change between your high speed and your low speed, there's not a lot of off-throttle time. So it becomes very important to find the places on the track where you can gain an advantage and it gets really tough." NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series teams have been racing at Indy since 1994, and drivers have always had a tough time finding passing opportunities on the fast, flat track. The annual Brickyard 400 has seen as many as 26 lead changes (due to tire problems in 2008) and as few as nine (on three occasions). There's yet to be a last-lap pass in the 400, although five times the race winner has taken the lead with 10 or fewer laps remaining. "Because of the speeds here and the way the track's laid out, it's always been a tough place to pass," Edwards said. "I think that's one of the challenges … you have to come here and you have to deal with it. "But really, the short chutes (between Turns 1-2 and 3-4) are really interesting. The way you drive into those corners, the way you set your car up into (Turn) 1 and into 3 so that you can run to that short chute and set up your exit onto the long straightaways, if you can beat a guy there and get to him and force the issue, that's where I've done the little bit of passing that I've done; that's where the guys that have passed me have passed me." Edwards has 10 career starts at Indy, with a best finish of second in 2008. "Once you get on these long straightaways (and) you're wide open, it becomes a dyno race, whose got the most power," he said. "If you can handle well through that sharp, quick corner, and you can carry and extra mile an hour or two onto the straightaway, that's golden. … "The mid-corner speed, middle of the race when it’s hot, having that car handle well I think is the most important thing. And it's the only thing that can change during the event so that's what we focus on." Four teams, those for drivers Jeff Gordon ( Hendrick Motorsports ), Sam Hornish Jr . ( Richard Petty Motorsports ), J.J. Yeley ( BK Racing ) and Martin Truex Jr . ( Furniture Row Racing ) took part in a Goodyear tire test at IMS Monday and Tuesday. The Furniture Row team departed after Tuesday's session. In addition to Edwards, joining Gordon, Hornish and Yeley for Wednesday's test were the teams of Brad Keselowski ( Team Penske ), Casey Mears ( Germain Racing ), Kyle Larson ( Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates), defending Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick ( Stewart-Haas Racing ), Ryan Blaney ( Wood Brothers Racing ), Ricky Stenhouse Jr . ( Roush Fenway Racing ), Paul Menard ( Richard Childress Racing ) and Clint Bowyer ( Michael Waltrip Racing ). NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series travels to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend for Sunday's GEICO 500 (FOX, 1 p.m. ET). FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Is veteran next driver to change teams, thrive? RELATED: 2015 Charlotte Media Tour schedule, live video CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- By the time late January rolls around, most people have long since abandoned their New Year's resolutions, an apathetic tone clear as they think to themselves, "I guess there's always next year." Carl Edwards is not like most people. In addition to a new sense of rejuvenation so apparent it was practically dripping from the sleeves of his crisp, navy blue suit, the freshly minted driver of the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota is taking the popular New Year's resolution phrase "New Year, New You" to a new level, tossing new team, new teammates, new manufacturer and new crew chief into the mix -- and he couldn't be more thrilled. RELATED: Monday's best quotes from the Charlotte Media Tour "This year's a little bit different," Edwards said Monday during the Charlotte Motor Speedway NASCAR Media Tour presented by Technocom. "It reminds me of my first year full time in the Cup Series. I feel like I've really got to prove myself. I feel a little anxious; a little nervous about it. It's nice. I haven't had that feeling for a long time and it's a motivator. I'm as focused as I've ever been and I'm excited as I've ever been. This is a neat opportunity for me. "I'm just excited to get to learn from these guys and get to race under the JGR banner for Toyota. We had a great test at Charlotte and I'm really ready to go. I've been wearing my driver's suit a lot." RELATED: Brian France gives State of the Sport address The veteran sounds like a kid itching for the first day of school, right down to wearing his new clothes before he even has to. Edwards has every right to be excited for the 2015 season. After spending his entire premier series career with Roush Fenway Racing , his racing tenure seemed to hit a high mark in 2011 when he finished runner-up to Tony Stewart , stalling somewhat in the years since. The 35-year-old was ready for a change of scenery, but needed some assurance that making such a landmark move would be the right choice. Seeing the success of the sport's newest champion, Kevin Harvick , switch organizations to helm a newly formed team and create a four-car organization -- sound familiar? -- certainly didn't hurt. "To make this decision, it's obviously the toughest decision I've had to make in my life, period," Edwards said. "But I looked around and all these guys were making changes and doing very well. … Kevin and Ryan (Newman) this year basically switched teams and (finished) one-two. … Even if you take Tony Stewart 's change, when he left Joe Gibbs Racing , I thought that was crazy. That didn't even seem like it made any sense, but it spurred great performance. Joey Logano , he made a change; huge performance. At the same time, (former Roush teammate and current JGR teammate) Matt Kenseth came over and filled Joey's seat and his performance went through the roof. "I didn't understand that until we first made the announcement. I got that feeling … of 'Man, I've got to go prove myself.' That little bit of insecurity that every driver walks around with for a long time. I hadn't had that feeling for a while and I'm curious to see if that's it. But either way I hope I can do the same thing that those guys have done and have a great year." With Harvick being the ultimate example of what a change of scenery can do, Edwards perhaps will identify a little closer with Kenseth's situation of two seasons ago. After Kenseth made the jump to from Roush to JGR following the 2012 season, the he came out and won a career-high seven races in 2013 to lead the series and finish runner-up to Jimmie Johnson . That said, Kenseth doesn't know if the transition will come as easily to Edwards. "It's probably a little bit different of a situation because it's starting a whole new team for Carl , but he's a guy who's been in one place for a while and is making a jump," Kenseth said. "That's never easy to do, to leave some place where you're comfortable and you understand how it works and you've won some races. I know what it feels like." Even if the No. 19 team stumbles out of the gate, it's something for which Edwards is prepared. He also feels that the new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format plays to the benefit of newly formed teams, much like his own. With a ban on private testing and limited seat time thus far (just a short tire test at Charlotte in December), Edwards is almost expecting to have some bugs to work out in the early going. "It was possible that we were going to go to Daytona and not have any practice in the car. That was a little scary," he said. "But if you look at the Chase format, it allows for some growing pains. You can go 20 races and then hit your stride and still be a championship team. We feel like with this new format, there's not a lot of pressure to start. We can go out and find our way. "I believe the Chase format favors guys that have made changes. If you look across the board, people are probably more likely to make driver and crew chief changes, team changes really all that stuff with this format because really you can go 15 races or 20 races and figure things out and still be in the Chase and win the championship. That 4 team (of Harvick) proved it last year. Brand new team. They worked out all the bugs all year and they went and (won the championship)." So, given that Edwards appears to be in the prime of his career, with a crew chief in Darian Grubb that he touts as a "genius" and the stars aligning the way they did for Kenseth two years ago and Harvick last season, does this mean that Edwards will finally break through for his first title? Is he the driver to beat? "I hope so," he said. "If I take a look as objectively as I can, Darian Grubb is an amazing crew chief. He's just amazing. … I feel like I have experience and I've learned a lot and I feel like I'm in the best form I've ever been as a driver. "We should have opportunities to go and perform at a high level. I'm excited to be a part of a four-car team that is this stout. These guys are amazing." FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Truex Jr., Gordon, Kahne and Edwards speak out on possible changes BROOKLYN, Mich. – The on-again, off-again 2016 rules package for NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series appears to be on again. Only this time, teams might put the package on the track before 2016 arrives. Talk in the garage Friday at Michigan International Speedway indicated that the package could be put into play next month when the series visits Kentucky Speedway on July 11. And it would be only for that event. "We'll have to see how that goes," Martin Truex Jr . said Friday at Michigan, site of Sunday's Quicken Loans 400 (1 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1, MRN, SiriusXM). "I don't know. I have as many questions about it as everybody else. What's it going to be like? Is it going to do what they think and what some of the drivers think it's going to do?" NASCAR officials initially considered implementing the changes, which are expected to further reduce downforce, for this year's Sprint All-Star Race, a non-points-paying event hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway last month. That idea was eventually tabled. "You always want to be able to go and test it and understand it," four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon said. "I'm fine with what I'm hearing about a reduction in downforce if they can bring a softer tire. To me that is the whole key in kind of where we are at today. "We knew the power was being reduced. A lot of the drivers were really asking for less downforce if the power was going to be reduced, but the key component to that was being able to get Goodyear to match the tire up for that to have a little bit more grip at the beginning of a run and maybe have some fall off. That has been one of the biggest challenges this year is that we are actually running harder tires." NASCAR officials would not confirm that a change would be forthcoming during the 2015 season but acknowledged that the sanctioning body has been actively involved in dialog with teams with the goal of making racing as exciting as possible. As such, they are looking at various scenarios to accomplish that goal. RELATED: Steve O'Donnell addresses the state of the 2016 rules package Steve O'Donnell, Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer for NASCAR, said earlier this year that rising corner speeds, an unintended consequence of the current rules package, was a concern and the '16 package would be fashioned to "affect the aero … and match that up with the tire." While straightaway speeds have fallen this season, drivers can drive deeper into the corners and don't have to stay off-throttle as long , resulting in the higher corner speeds. Speaking with "Downforce Radio" recently, O'Donnell broached the possibility of track-specific rules package for the series. "Not to have it be 36 individual packages, but potentially look at some lower downforce at some (tracks) … kind of cater it to certain tracks," he said. The '16 aero package was tested briefly earlier this year at Charlotte. Kasey Kahne , the pole winner for Sunday's race, was one of those participating. "I really liked it," the Hendrick Motorsports driver said. "I ran by myself and felt like it was the first time I could really drive the car, control the car, lift and things to make the car work rather than just run super hard like we're doing. …When I came into the sport, that's how it was, you drove more with both feet. You found speed in different spots in the corner and you weren't wide open." While drivers might see the move as beneficial, on-track testing with the setup was halted earlier this year, so the risk of the unknown has some in the garage not as eager to see the rules package modified during the middle of the season. No extensive wind tunnel testing has been done, and there is some concern that the changes could benefit one of the three automakers in the series, Chevrolet, Ford or Toyota, more than others. It's also been noted that implementing changes for a points-paying race could adversely impact one or more team's chances at qualifying for this year's 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup . Joe Gibbs Racing driver Carl Edwards , already all but locked into the 16-team Chase field with a victory at Charlotte, said he has no such concerns. "I really feel that the way racing works, as long as the teams are able to implement the changes logistically and financially without a huge burden, change anything you want anytime you want," he said. "As long as it's the same for everyone, who cares? "As far as I'm concerned, you could make up rules or have changes five minutes before the race starts." FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Carl Edwards fends off Brad Keselowski twice in the late stages of the race to capture the victory and celebrates with the traditional back flip.