CONCORD, North Carolina — Rebounding from hard contact with the wall early in Friday night’s Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Carl Edwards held off Kyle Busch on a five-lap green-flag run to the finish to win his eighth Nationwide Series race of the season and the 37th of his career.
Busch came home second followed by Trevor Bayne and Elliott Sadler, who claimed the final $100,000 Nationwide Insurance Dash4Cash bonus and cut into the series points lead of ninth-place finisherRicky Stenhouse Jr.
Brian Scott ran fifth, followed by Brad Keselowski, whose dominating run was foiled by a cut tire late in the 200-lap race. Justin Allgaier, polesitter Paul Menard, Stenhouse and Brian Vickers completed the top 10.
Kenny Wallace finished 16th in his 519th Nationwide start, tying the series record ofJason Keller.
The first two thirds of Friday night’s race looked like a replay of the preceding Saturday at Kansas, where Keselowski put an old-fashioned whipping on the rest of the Nationwide field, leading 173 of 200 laps on the way to his fourth victory of the season.