Carl Edwards ends Winless Streak at Milwaukee

Samuel SicaAnalyst IJune 22, 2008

The Nationwide Series headed to the Milwaukee Mile to compete in the Camping World RV Rental 250 Saturday night. The race would be a historic one for Kenny Wallace who made his 400th start in the Nationwide Series.

Brad Keselowski would start from the pole position with Mike Bliss along side in second. There were only five drivers in the race that were competing in both the Nationwide and the Sprint Cup Series this weekend. Those divers included point leader Clint Bowyer, Carl Edwards, David Reutimann, David Ragan, and Marcos Ambrose who will be making his Sprint Cup debut at Infineon.

Keselowski led the first 62 laps of the race until mike Bliss mounted a charge and took the lead away. Keselowski was not finished with Bliss though as he passed him back on lap 84 for the lead.

Shortly after Keselowski regained the lead the third caution flag of the race came out for a spin by Travis Kittleson. The leaders would all come to pit road with James Buescher, an 18 year old, leading the race off pit road.

Buescher would lead a few laps before Keselowski took the lead back on lap 91. The race would stay green until lap 149 when a caution came out for a spin by Colin Braun. The leaders would come to pit road again with Keselowski winning the battle off pit road.

After the race restarted, the pace was slowed by two quick cautions for David Stremme and Colin Braun again.

After the race restarted Keselowski had a challenge on his hands from Joey Logano for the lead. Unfortunately for Keselowski, Logano got loose and moved up into him. The contact pushed Keselowski’s fender on to his tire, which ended his chance for the victory.

Logano would eventually lose the lead when Clint Bowyer took the top spot in the late laps. Bowyer would not keep the lead long though as Carl Edwards knocked Bowyer out of the lead with just 25 laps to go. Edwards was leading when the ninth and final caution would wave for a spin by Chase Miller on the backstretch with just 22 laps remaining.

On the final restart Edwards left the rest of the field in the dust and won his first Nationwide Series race of the season. Edwards also won his first Nationwide Series race since winning at Nashville on year ago.

The top ten finishers were Edwards, Logano, Bowyer, Ragan, Reutimann, Scott Wimmer, Bliss, Keselowski, Jason Keller, and Jason Leffler. Some notable finishes include Ambrose in 12th, Mike Wallace in 18th, and Kenny Wallace in 28th position.

The top ten in points are Bowyer, Keselowski, Reutimann, Edwards, Ragan, Bliss, Kyle Busch, Mike Wallace, Stremme, and Leffler.

Milwaukee is now in the history books and we can all look forward to a great weekend of racing action in New Hampshire next week.