Edwards holds off Johnson

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 7, 2008

The Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Carl Edwards held off Jimmie Johnson over a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish to win Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.

It was Edwards’ series-best third victory of the season, but first since his team was severely penalized for not having its oil tank covered following his win last month in Las Vegas. Edwards was docked 100 points — which knocked him out of the Sprint Cup Series points lead — and his crew chief was suspended for six races.

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But with Robbie Reiser filling in atop the pit box, Edwards dominated the race and denied Johnson his first win of the season.