by Steve Wronkowicz
I am co-host of the syndicated radio show: ON PIT ROW. Over ten years on the air and three on the net; see what can happen when I don't let the facts get in the way of my opinions.August 19, 2008 4:26 am UTC No Comments
Carl Edwards win on Sunday has him set up as the number two seed in The Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Jack Roush has always maintained that it is more important to win at Michigan than probably anywhere else on NASCAR’s top circuit. The proximity to Detroit and Ford’s headquarters in nearby Dearborn makes the two races in the Irish Hills important to Roush-Fenway Racing from a PR standpoint if nothing else.
Edwards was able to out duel points leader Kyle Busch after a late caution to secure his spot behind Busch in the points and assure himself of having at least the second most bonus points going into The Chase.
Roush ended up with all five of his cars in the top ten on Sunday with only Jamie McMurray and the #26 team outside the top five. Edwards has won two of the last three races and with his win in the Carfax 250 on Saturday, becomes only the second driver, along with The Shrub, to do a Sprint/Nationwide double this year and the first since Mark Martin did it at Michigan in August of 1993.
Martin’s double came in Roush Fords as well.
Edwards late surge along with his strong start leads us to this week’s BUZZ ON PIT ROW:
Carl Edward’s win at Michigan is having some people say he is “peaking” at the right time. Is there such a thing in NASCAR, or is momentum a fleeting concept?
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