Carl Edwards won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway after the race was stopped with two laps to go for rain.
The driver of the No. 99 Ford Fusion was the first to take the yellow/checkered flag ahead of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Aric Almirola. Tony Steawart was fourth with Marcos Ambrose fifth. Sunday’s running of the Food City 500 consisted of 500 laps around the 0.533 mile track dubbed the World’s Fastest Half Mile in Birstol, Tennessee.
Denny Hamlin began the race on the pole and his JGR teammate Matt Kenseth would quickly get to the front. A long red flag period took place after it began to rain at the track. Shortly after the race resumed, Kurt Busch took the lead as Cole Whitt spun. During the caution period Kenseth was rear-ended by Timmy Hill who was seven laps down at the time. Kenseth quickly worked his way back to the front while Kasey Kahne passed Kyle Busch for he lead. Busch would then hit the pits and lose laps.
Kenseth would get around Kahne on lap 285 for the lead while Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kyle Larson both made their presence felt at he front. Kevin Harvick would assume the lead as pit stops took place under caution with just over 100 laps to go. His race went up with a motor smoking while Jamie McMurray and Brad Keselowski were also caught up in the wreck.
With two laps to go the caution lights came on with Edwards in the front. No one knows why the light came on and then it began to rain. On lap 503 the race was called.
In addition to Edwards, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski have all won a race this year.