Monday, March 4, 2013

Carl Edwards Snaps Long Losing Streak, Wins Subway Fresh Fit 500

Edwards was 20/1 to win at Phoenix Sunday (Getty)
Carl Edwards couldn't have picked a better time to snap his long winless streak.

Edwards wiped away two years of frustration Sunday by winning the Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway—his first Cup win in 71 races.

Edwards, who lost the 2011 Cup championship to Tony Stewart on a tiebreaker, had not won a race since the third race of that season, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. To top it off, Edwards won the Subway Fresh Fit 500 while driving the Subway-sponsored car.

Edwards performed his trademark backflip after climbing from his car at the start/finish line and then went into the grandstand to celebrate with fans.

"This is huge," Edwards said. "This is a Subway race and we won it. We’re back."

After losing the 2011 title, Edwards struggled last season, missing the Chase for the Sprint Cup and finishing 15th in the final standings.

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