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Food City 500: Winners and Losers from Bristol

Fans who stayed around for nearly nine hours witnessed a wild and unpredictable Bristol race that should finally put to rest the argument that the “old” Bristol configuration made for better racing than the current one. Race winner Carl Edwards gave the credit for the victory to veteran crew chief Jimmy Fennig who made a gutsy call for Edwards to stay out with 45 laps to go when most of the rest of the front-runners came in for tires.  “We only had 17 laps on the tires, so it wasn’t too difficult a call,” said Fennig in the post-race presser. “Once the track got rubbered in, tires weren’t a problem.” A caution with three laps to go, caused by a malfunction with the lights around the race ...

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