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CARL EDWARDS SCORES THIRD WIN OF YOUNG SEASON * Carl Edwards' victory at Texas Motor Speedway was the 10th of his career, and third of the season. He also won at California and Las Vegas. * This is Edwards' second career win at...

CARL EDWARDS SCORES THIRD WIN OF YOUNG SEASON

* Carl Edwards' victory at Texas Motor Speedway was the 10th of his career, and third of the season. He also won at California and Las Vegas.

* This is Edwards' second career win at Texas. He also won at TMS in November 2005.

* His victory at Dover last year was the 100th all-time for Roush Fenway Racing.

* Ford has now won 586 all-time NASCAR Nextel Cup Series races.

* Ford has now won eight times, more than any other manufacturer, in 15 Sprint Cup races at Texas.

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MATT KENSETH -- No. 17 DeWalt Ford Fusion (finished 9th)

DURING THE LAST CAUTION, YOU WERE RUNNING FIFTH AND THE LAST CAR NOT TO PIT AND TAKE TIRES. WOULD THAT HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN SAVING THOSE POSITIONS?

"Yeah, they would've helped. That's an obvious question. When you're the first one on old tires and everybody's got new tires behind you, they're going to eat your lunch. It was a 50-50 call and we were right in the middle, and we tried it and it didn't work."

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DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 AAA Insurance Ford Fusion (finished 13th)

"It was a long day. Certainly, a top-15, it's an average run. I wish we could've been a little better at times. We just fought not a lot of forward grip, poor bite, spinning the tires -- real slick all day -- and just couldn't find any overall grip. At times we could find it and then it would get too tight late in the run. I'm proud of the way our team hung in there. At times, it looked like it was going to be a bad day but we salvaged something out of it."

FOR A WHILE, IT DIDN'T LOOK LIKE ANY DECISIONS WERE GOING TO HAVE TO BE MADE, AND THEN AT THE END DECISIONS HAD TO BE MADE. "Yeah, it's funny. We ran so many green laps like that and then all of a sudden we have a couple of quick cautions there at the end. It worked out. If it had been a few more laps to go, we probably would've pitted, but we decided to stay out and to finish 13th on a day like today is a day we'll just kind of learn from and move and try to be a little better next week."

YOU MENTIONED TODAY WAS A LONG DAY. FOR A YOUNG DRIVER, DID IT HELP IN DEVELOPING PATIENCE? "Yeah, because at times you feel like you're fast and you can set the world on fire and other times you feel like you're the slowest car on the track, so you've just got to give it your all every lap and try to compromise and try to get out of the car what it's giving you, and that second when you go over is when you find yourself in trouble."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Carl Edwards