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Carl Edwards Wins Kobalt Tools 500 as Championship Battle Gets Closer

Carl Edwards ran up front all the day, though the ability to save fuel at the end allowed him to sweep the Nationwide Series & Cup Series races, along with end his winless streak. “It’s such a gutsy call to stay out there and stretch your fuel. You just have to sit and wait. Those are some long laps, those last few laps,” Edwards said. Last April's Phoenix Raceway winner Ryan Newman finished second. “We were saving fuel the whole time," Newman said. "Made more sense to save fuel. We were two laps short. We just did what I thought we needed to do. If Carl made it, Carl made it.” Joey Logano, Greg Biffle and Jimmie Johnson rounded out the top five. Championship points leader Denny Hamlin led a series high 190...

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