Edwards wins second of season at SonomaCarl Edwards ended Hendrick Motorsports’ five-race winning streak with his first career victory on a road course.
Edwards sailed past Marcos Ambrose on a restart with 25 laps remaining to win Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Edwards had never finished higher than third at Sonoma.
The win in a Ford for the Roush Fenway Racing driver ended a string of Hendrick victories that began with Jeff Gordon at Kansas on May 10. Hendrick drivers also won at Charlotte, Dover, Pocono and Michigan.
It was the second win of the season for Edwards and locks him into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. The win also came a week after Roush was shut out at Michigan, where the organization failed to put a car in the top 10 for the first time since 2000.
Edwards took the lead on a restart with 25 laps remaining and seemed to have the win wrapped up, but Gordon nearly chased him down on the final lap.