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Carl Edwards’ Texas Timing Is Exquisite as He Marches on in Chase

Timing. Carl Edwards' victory Sunday in the Texas AAA 500 was based on timing. His slot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup finals is assured. Edwards led 36 laps. The last 36 laps. Timing. He took the lead on pit road because his crew was at its best when the race was on the line. His last two restarts, with both the rest of field and pop-up showers in pursuit, were faultless. He took advantage of his best chance to go to Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20 with a shot at the championship that has narrowly eluded him three times. Yes. Timing. Most everything went wrong at Texas Motor Speedway. Rain forced a race scheduled to be run on a Sunday afternoon to drag into a rainy night. It ended prematurely, 41 laps shy of the intended distance. What ...

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