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Edwards Wins Nationwide Race, K. Wallace 10th

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LEBANON, TN - JULY 23: Carl Edwards takes the checkered flag during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway on July 23, 2011. (Getty/Jason Smith)

LEBANON, TN – JULY 23: Carl Edwards takes the checkered flag during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway on July 23, 2011. (Getty/Jason Smith)

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GLADEVILLE, Tenn. (AP/KMOX) — Columbia, Mo. native Carl Edwards dominated the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday night at Nashville Superspeedway.

Edwards’ teammate at Roush Fenway Racing, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., finished second and Mike Dillon was third.

Edwards, who leads the Sprint Cup points race over Jimmie Johnson, was leading when the first caution came out on lap 82 for debris. The next lap he entered the pits and was penalized for speeding and NASCAR officials ordered him to the rear of the longest line of cars for the restart.

Edwards worked his way back through the field and passed Dillon on lap 120 for the lead. On the pass the air from Edwards’ car caused Dillon to wiggle wildly in turn four.

Fellow Missouri native Kenny Wallace finished 10th at Nashville and is 7th in points for the season— 97 behind leader Reed Sorenson.

Central Illinois native Justin Allgaier came in 4th Saturday night. He’s 4th in Nationwide Series points— 30 behind Sorenson.

Copyright Associated Press/KMOX

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