Edwards Extends Points Lead with Third Place Finish

5 years 11 months 10 hours ago June 26, 2011 Jun 26, 2011 Sunday, June 26 2011 Sunday, June 26, 2011 6:00:00 PM CDT in Sports

SONOMA, CA - Carl Edwards finished third in the Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup race at Infineon Raceway to lead the Roush Fenway effort at Sonoma. Matt Kenseth finished 14th, Greg Biffle was 23rd and David Ragan was 29th.

Edwards used the finish to extend his Sprint Cup points lead from 20 to 25 over Kevin Harvick.

After receiving approval from his team's sponser, Fastenal, to skip Saturday's Nationwide Series Race, Edwards was able to feel well rested for the Sprint Cup Road Race on Sunday.

He finished the race as one of the few cars that wasn't damaged from the numerous on-track incidents from drivers retailiting against each other.



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