NASCAR Cup Series
One night, one winner, $1 million
NASCAR Cup Series

One night, one winner, $1 million

Published May. 21, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Carl Edwards is $1 million richer after taking the NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star race at Concord, N.C. on Saturday night.

Edwards, the series points leader, led the race at the conclusion of Segement 2 (after Lap 70) and Segment 3 (after Lap 90). After Lap 70, Edwards but chose to stay out, helping trick some cars into pit road by doing a fake dip in to the pits. Jimmie Johnson was the first out of that stop.

The first half of the race ran without a caution, and as the field enetered pit road after 50 laps, Roush Fenway's Greg Biffle was at the front of the field. Teammate Edwards was second at the break, followed by pole-sitter Kyle Busch.

Brother Kurt Busch, who won last year's All-Star race battled his car throughout the first half but got back on the lead lap with the caution that signaled halftime.


The first wreck of the day came on Lap 58, when Kasey Kahne went into the wall after Biffle nearly coming into contact with Biffle. Regan Smith, who won at Darlington this season, spun and hit the wall in Lap 73, bringing out another caution.


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