Richmond International Raceway

Carl Edwards makes last lap move to win at Richmond

Carl Edwards became the third repeat winner of the 2016 NASCAR season Sunday afternoon at Richmond International Raceway. Edwards led 151 laps during the Toyota Owners 400 for his first set of back-to-back wins in six years.

Edwards made contact with his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Kyle Busch, on the last lap just before the checkers.

“Kyle’s an amazing teammate and it’s like he got really slow there at the end,” Edwards said. “…It’s like his rear tires went off or something, and he went down into Turn 1 and I dove it in and I got to him”

Edwards’ bump-and-run move wasn’t the only thing that helped him gain another victory. After fading behind, crew chief Dave Rogers made the proper adjustments and offered his driver some words of encouragement.

“Kyle was just so good for that run. I was just doing everything I could. He never spun his tires,” he said. “If Dave hadn’t screamed at me to just go get him, I don’t know if I would have dove it in there that hard.”

Busch didn’t share much enthusiasm about the move that denied him of his third win this season.

We just kind of gave it up a little bit there on the last lap, but I guess that’s racing,” he said. “We had a really great car. We were fast, maybe not as good as Carl on the long run, but the guys gave me everything we needed today.”

Busch led 78 laps and finished second to continue Toyota and JGR’s dominance in 2016.


HMS to race DEWcision schemes at Richmond

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Mountain Dew will be displayed on three NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers cars during this weekend’s race at Richmond International Raceway.

Hendrick Motorsports drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chase Elliott, and Kasey Kahne will each represent the paint schemes to promote Mountain Dew’s summer campaign, DEWcision.

Mountain Dew is bringing two of its flavored products, Pitch Black and Baja Blast, back to a store near you for a limited time. The summer campaign will determine which flavor will remain on the shelves after the summer.

You can cast a vote for your favorite Mountain Dew flavor you think should remain a permanent product at, by completing in one of the video and photo challenges, or Twitter with #VotePitchBlack and #VoteBajaBlast.

Voting has begun and the winner will be announced after the summer votes are counted for. Watch the drivers with their special paint schemes in action this Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 1PM/ET on FOX.