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Carl Edwards’ Richmond Penalty Was Right Despite NASCAR’s Vague Explanation

Carl Edwards had a potential win stripped away due to a penalty Saturday night at Richmond. That may be about all we ever know. Where Edwards was running when he was black-flagged with 82 laps to go in Saturday night's Capital City 400 remains unclear, as does the reason Edwards was brought to pit road in the first place. In case you missed it, let's review what happened that fateful night. During a cycle of green-flag pit stops with just under 100 laps to go, the caution came out when Jeff Burton's No. 31 car hit the Turn 4 barrier, leaving Edwards as the only lead-lap car yet to make a pit stop. How many cars were left on the lead lap is also unclear, though the general consensus is that it was just Edwards and Tony Stewart. Edwards made ...

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