Edwards Wins in the Keystone State

Mike DiMauro@miked31784Senior Writer IAugust 3, 2008

After the action last week that involved eleven cautions and having to change the tires every ten laps or so in Indianapolis, today was different. Today was different, not only because of the distance of the race or racing in a different state, but the race was like the normal NASCAR racing that we are expected to see. The Pennsylvania NASCAR fans got to see something that the Indianapolis fans were not able to see last week. The red flag was out for about an hour, due to a shower that passed by.

Carl Edwards went on to win the race, thanks to his gamble with the gas mileage. Tony Stewart came in second (his best finish of the season). Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick and David Ragan rounds out the top five.

Kyle Busch still leads the points standing, now by 179 points over Dale Earnhardt Jr. Carl Edwards, the race winner, gained two spots to third. Jimmie Johnson stays at fourth and Jeff Burton fell two positions to fifth place. Jeff Gordon stays at sixth. Kasey Kahne gains two spots to seventh. The spread between Kahne and 14th place David Ragan is 126 points. The spread between Kahne and eighth place Greg Biffle is only three points. 12th place Clint Bowyer leads 13th place Matt Kenseth by eleven points.

With five more races to go before the cutoff, everyone in the top 20 will be trying to fight for 12 spots.

The series goes onto Watkin's Glen, New York to race in the Centurion Boats at The Glen at 1:30PM next Sunday on ESPN, MRN and Sirius.