Victory Escapes Edwards in Montreal
Montreal, Cananda (August 29, 2010) – Carl Edwards came to Montreal poised to win back-to-back races at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. With a tough field of road course veterans and NASCAR regulars, Edwards qualified fourth for the season’s final road course race.
In a race that was filled with long cautions and fierce competition, Edwards was quickly able to break away from the field with the other top two cars in the first ten laps. Edwards led a total of 29 laps, the most out of the field. Unfortunately, with nine laps remaining Edwards fell short due to a mechanical issue and had to give up his five second lead over second place.
On lap 65 Edwards reported that something broke on his car. Bringing the No. 60 machine behind the wall, the Fastenal crew quickly went to work repairing the car to get back out and finish the race. Edwards would eventually return to the track being scored four laps down. In the end, Edwards finished 20th and Boris Said went onto to earn his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory.
“We had a great race car today,” Edwards said. “Everyone was working so hard and we were seeing the results. Unfortunately, the track bar mount broke and we weren’t able to stay out front and win again here in Montreal.”
Next Saturday, Carl Edwards and the No. 60 Fastenal team will head to Atlanta. Catch all of the action on ESPN2 Saturday, September 4, starting at 6:30 p.m. ET.