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Published on November 5th, 2008 | by Michael J Smith


Edwards Wins Dickies 500

Carl Edwards gambled on fuel and stretched his mileage farther than everyone else to win the Dickies 500 from Texas Motor Speedway.

Jeff Gordon, who also gambled on fuel, finished more than eight seconds behind Edwards.

Jamie McMurray, Clint Bowyer, and Greg Biffle rounded out the top 5.

Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr, Matt Kenseth and David Reutimann finished sixth through 10th, respectively.

Notables: Jeff Burton (13th), Jimmie Johnson (15th), Tony Stewart (16th), Denny Hamlin (17th), Dale Earnhardt Jr (20th).

Give a call to Juan Pablo Montoya who was running near the front all day, before an incident with David Gilliland ended his day.

Montoya said of the incident:

I was running high the lap before and he went inside of me. He ran straight to the wall and I tried to get away. He put me into the wall. So I went into [Turn 1] and I punted him just a little bit to say, ‘Hey, you’re running like 50 laps behind.’ I hit him a little bit. If I had wanted to wreck him, I would have wrecked him.

Then, Montoya got to the inside of Gilliland and passed him. As the two came off the corner, Gilliland hit Montoya hard in the rear sending him into the outside wall. Montoya suffered heavy damage. Gilliland was later parked by NASCAR.

Gilliland said:

I meant to get him loose, I didn’t mean to wreck him and ruin both of our days. It was just one of those racing deals, you know. I wanted to come down behind him and I just mis-judged and clipped him there.

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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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