Nationwide Series - Roush Fenway Finishes 1-2 In Dominant Form At Nashville
LEBANON, July 24, 2011: Roush Fenway’s Carl Edwards overcame a mid-race pit road speeding penalty to lead the organization’s fourth one-two finish of the season in the Nationwide Series at Nashville Superspeedway. With the win Roush Fenway sweeps the season at Nashville. It is the organization’s 11th NASCAR win of 2011 and it’s seventh in the NNS this season. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. came in second; moving up one spot to second in the NNS point standings – five points outside of first. Trevor Bayne finished ninth; giving Roush Fenway three teams inside the top 10 on the night.
“I have to thank Mike Beam and all these guys on this No. 60 Fastenal team,” said Edwards who led 125 of 225 laps for the win. “This car was really fast tonight. Ricky (Stenhouse) was also super fast. We just had a great car. I appreciate all the fans coming out here tonight. It’s a fun race track.”
The win is Edwards’ NASCAR-high eighth in the Nationwide Series on concrete and his 34th career NASCAR win on concrete. It is Roush Fenway’s sixth NNS win at NASHVILLE and the team’s eighth NASCAR win at Nashville Superspeedway.
With the performance Edwards and the No. 60 Fastenal team have now led over 1,000 laps on the season.