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CARL EDWARDS WINS AT HOMESTEAD MIAMI SPEEDWAY - FINISHES SECOND IN NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES STANDINGS * Carl Edwards captured his 20th NASCAR Nationwide Series victory and first at Homestead Miami Speedway * The Homestead Miami Speedway win...

CARL EDWARDS WINS AT HOMESTEAD MIAMI SPEEDWAY - FINISHES SECOND IN NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES STANDINGS

* Carl Edwards captured his 20th NASCAR Nationwide Series victory and first at Homestead Miami Speedway

* The Homestead Miami Speedway win was the ninth for Ford in 2008

* This is Edwards' seventh victory of 2008

* Ford has now won five of the 13 NASCAR Nationwide Series races at Homestead Miami Speedway

* Ford has now won 161 NASCAR Nationwide Series races

* This is the 98th win for team owner Jack Roush. He is the winningest owner in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

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CARL EDWARDS - No. 60 Save-a-Lot Ford Fusion - (finished 1st, qualified 2nd)

THERE WAS A LATE RESTART AND YOU HELD OFF KYLE BUSCH FOR THE WIN. "That is a great win. To be able to hold off 18 [Kyle Busch] as strong as they are. That was a good race. I had a really good time. Congratulations to Clint and those guys. He is a class act. It is no good to finish second in the championship, but I know he will be a good champion for Nationwide. If I have to get beat by somebody a dirt racer from Imporia, Kansas is the best guy to get beat by. I just want to thank Save-a-Lot, Scotts, World Financial Group, Under Armor, Ford Motor Company and especially the fans for showing up in such great numbers for these Nationwide events."

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE BATTLE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP THIS YEAR? "One of the neatest things about this series and about the championship is that it is different from the Cup Series in that it is all season. It is not tonight that determined this championship. We will be back next year and I hope Clint comes back and races with us, that would be fun. The great thing is I think we have a lot to look forward to. We have a great team both here and on the Cup side. There is no shame in giving a hundred-percent effort and finishing second. That was the best we could do."

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DAVID RAGAN - No. 6 Discount Tire Ford Fusion - (finished 23rd, qualified 3rd)

"I just ran on the high side and got loose in one and two and slapped the wall. We had our front fender or something rubbing and I cut a tire and hit the wall a second time and it was kind of downhill from there. We got it fixed so we were able to finish because it was better than having a DNF."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Carl Edwards , Jack Roush , Kyle Busch