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Published on October 28th, 2008 | by Michael J Smith

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Edwards Wins Pep Boys Auto 500

On the final restart, Carl Edwards got a jump on Denny Hamlin and went around him on the outside to take the lead and never looked back, driving to victory in the Pep Boys Auto 500 from Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Jimmie Johnson, who stopped and took tires late, used those tires to drive up to second place, where he finished.

Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, and Kyle Busch rounded out the top 5.

Kurt Busch, Jamie McMurray, David Ragan, Jeff Gordon, and Greg Biffle rounded out the top 10.

Notables: Dale Earnhardt Jr. (11th), Kevin Harvick (13th), Tony Stewart (17th), Jeff Burton (18th), and Clint Bowyer (20th).

Give a call to Michael Waltrip who had a good car early, and drove to inside the top 15. Then, the problems started. First, he had a short inside the helmet radio. Once he got that fixed, he hit the wall and cut down a right rear tire. Later, he spun after a tire went down. He finished 37th.

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Michael J. Smith is a NASCAR enthusiast and blogger. In addition to founding this website, Michael is a journalist with over a decade of experience writing for prestigious media organizations.



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