by Steve Wronkowicz
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Sprint Cup runner-up Carl Edwards represented NASCAR well at the Race of Champions in England.
Edwards, who represented the USA with drifting standout Tanner Foust, had the crowd at Britian’s Wembley Stadium going crazy by narrowly edging the seven-time Formula One champ by 1.7 seconds.
Edwards, the lone NASCAR representative in the 16-driver field, lost in the semifinals to former F1 driver David Coulthard, who fell to Loeb in a closely contested three-heat final.
In addition to reaching the semifinals in his first Race Of Champions appearance, Edwards — a nine-time race winner in the Cup Series — won the inaugural TAG Heuer Racing Award. A panel of eight judges reviewed the performances of more than 150 drivers worldwide from Formula One, GP 2, NASCAR, and World Rally before naming Edwards the winner.
Edwards defeated English Formula 3 champ Jaime Alguersuari in the first round. Foust also provided a big-name knockout, edging Jenson Button in a first-round matchup.
In the Nations Cup team competition, Edwards and Foust were eliminated in the first round by Button and Andy Priaulx of Team Great Britain.
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