All-Star Weekend comes to an end for NASCAR in Charlotte, and the points leader shows why he's tops.
FOX News Radio's Chris Hoenig looks back at the All-Star Race in "FOX in the Fast Lane"...
NASCAR's brightest star...is Carl Edwards. The #99 taking Saturday night's All-Star race in Charlotte. "It's just unreal...it still hasn't sunk in. This is the All-Star Race and we just won it, it's crazy," Edwards says.
The event was billed as a Wild West showdown, letting the boys "have at it" and settle scores. The biggest wreck, though, was Edwards smashing his front end as he went for his celebratory spin in the infield. "Anytime you have grass on your windshield after a race, it's never good. I has no clue that drain was even there," said the winning driver. "And I guess NASCAR is mad, they think we're hiding something with that car. But that was a pretty big accident." He made it to Victory Lane. His Ford did, too...on a wrecker.
Winning the non-points race leaves Edwards' lead atop the Sprint Cup standings at 24 points, but he does pocket a cool $1 million for the win.
Most teams will hang around the Charlotte-area. Hall of Fame inductions are Monday, and drivers return to this same track on the weekend for the Coca Cola 600.
FOX in the Fast Lane, I'm Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.