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Carl Edwards Reigns at Dover

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Steve Wallace (L), driver of the #66 5-Hour Energy Toyota, talks with uncle Kenny Wallace (R), driver of the #09 G-Oil Toyota, on the grid prior the NASCAR Nationwide Series 5-hour ENERGY 200 at Dover International Speedway on May 14, 2011 in Dover, Delaware. (Getty/Jason Smith)

Steve Wallace (L), driver of the #66 5-Hour Energy Toyota, talks with uncle Kenny Wallace (R), driver of the #09 G-Oil Toyota, on the grid prior the NASCAR Nationwide Series 5-hour ENERGY 200 at Dover International Speedway on May 14, 2011 in Dover, Delaware. (Getty/Jason Smith)

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Columbia, Mo. native Carl Edwards held on to win the Nationwide Series event at Dover International Speedway, after a wreck-filled final lap that knocked out several contenders.

Edwards’ battle with Joey Logano off the final restart of Saturday’s race turned dangerous in a hurry. Logano got loose as he tried to scoot around Edwards and slammed into the wall, triggering a pileup that eliminated Clint Bowyer from contention. Bowyer’s car slid sideways down the concrete track.

Edwards thought he hit Logano and caused the accident. But Edwards, who announced the birth of his son this week, never made serious contact and won on the second attempt of a green-white finish.

The accident shook up the final results. Kyle Busch was second and Reed Sorenson third.

Arnold, Mo. native Kenny Wallace finished seventh and is seventh in the Nationwide overall points standings.

Copyright Associated Press

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