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Edwards holds off Keselowski for Watkins Glen win

Watkins Glen, NY (Sports Network) - Carl Edwards made an impressive return to the Nationwide Series by winning Saturday's Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International.

Edwards passed Keselowski for the lead after a restart with 10 laps remaining. The fifth and final caution for an incident involving rookie Austin Dillon setup a two-lap shootout to the finish. After the final restart, Keselowski challenged Edwards for the top spot but was unsuccessful in his attempt.

Edwards went on to beat Keselowski to the finish line by 1.1 seconds for his 38th career Nationwide win. It was also Edwards and Roush Fenway Racing's first victory in the series at Watkins Glen.

Sam Hornish Jr. finished third after starting on the pole. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and road-course expert Ron Fellows rounded out the top-five.

Elliott Sadler remained atop the point standings, despite his 12th-place finish. Stenhouse moved from third to second in points, as he trails Sadler by 13 points.

Edwards won eight races in Nationwide last year. He competed in the series full-time from 2005-11 but opted not to run a full schedule this season to focus more on his Sprint Cup Series efforts.

08/11 17:26:57 ET


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