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Carl Edwards Wins The Sprint Cup All-Star Race

Carl Edwards does his signature back-flip off his wrecked car after winning the Sprint Cup All-Star race (Getty Imges)

Unlike a lot of Sprint Cup races have gone this season Saturday night’s All-Star race wasn’t all that exciting.  Carl Edwards had the best car winning three of the four segments including the 10-lap “dash for the cash” and took home the $1.2-million grand prize.  He was the first into the pits for the mandatory 4-tire change before the final 10 laps and was the first one out then got a great re-start and the rest of the field couldn’t catch up.   For Edwards it was his first Sprint Cup All-Star race victory and he celebrated by tearing up his car.  It looked like he wanted to do some kind of slide thru the infield grass but it appeared he hit something nearly causing his car to flip.  So he had to do his signature back-flip off his wrecked car near the finish line. 

Kyle Busch was able to actually finish an All-Star race with a car in one piece.  He usually wrecks them.  Kyle settled for second.

David Reutimann was third with Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle completing the top five.

David Ragen won the Showdown qualifier to earn a spot in the field and came in eighth. 

To no one’s surprise Dale Earnhardt, Junior earned the fan vote to become the final entry.  He came in 14th.

The season’s longest race, the Coca-Cola 600 is next Sunday night.

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