June 19, 2011 on TNT
Edwards wins Alliance Truck Parts 250 at MIS
Mich. -- Carl Edwards and Ricky Stenhouse continued
their recent NASCAR Nationwide supremacy and Roush-Fenway
Racing sustained its own Ford ascendancy at Michigan International
Speedway on Friday in the 20th annual Alliance Truck Parts
passed Stenhouse with eight laps remaining and went on
to his fourth Nationwide victory this season in the last
10 races. Stenhouse finished second as the pair registered
their second one-two finish over the last three races.
Jack Roush it was the 21st overall triumph at MIS, including
11 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and five each in the
Nationwide and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Roush
and his drivers consider MIS their home track with Roush’s
offices located in nearby Livonia, Mich.
his second-place finish Stenhouse took the Nationwide
points lead by two over Elliott Sadler, who posted an
Edwards and Stenhouse battled throughout the highly competitive
race along with third-place finisher Kyle Busch and Paul
Menard, who finished fourth. Edwards led for a total of
57 laps of the 125-lap race while Stenhouse led for 35
the race wound down Stenhouse passed Edwards for the lead
with 21 laps remaining, but 13 laps later Edwards regained
the lead and maintained his advantage to win by a comfortable
drove his heart out. That guy is unbelievable,’’
said Edwards, who, after doing his traditional triumphant
back flip from his race car, ran up into the stands with
the checkered flag, handing out high fives and handshakes
to just about everyone within reach. “I didn’t
think I was going to be able to get him and then his car
got tightened up. “He was doing such a great job.
Man, he is an unreal driver.
His car was not balanced as well as mine was but he was
able to make it go so fast. He’s someone I’m
a little nervous about for the future.”
said he was more interested in a victory than taking the
Mustang was really fast for about 15 laps and then we
got really tight,” he added. “On that last
restart (with 25 laps remaining) I just tried to get as
far out there as we could and I didn’t quite get
far enough out. Carl caught us. I gave it everything I
had, we just got too tight.”
Busch, “We’re behind a little bit in everything,
but a third-place run like that – the two top dogs,
they were gone. The Roush Fords were just too fast.”
up at Michigan International Speedway is the Heluva Good!
Sour Cream Dips 400 on Sunday. Tickets are available.
As always, parking is free at MIS – and the track
allows coolers through the gates. Check the speedway’s
website for details.
Michigan International Speedway
Heluva Good Sour Cream Dips 400 Race Coverage Index.
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