Edwards Beats Teammate: The Alliance Truck Parts 250 Review

Carl Edwards climbs into the Michigan International Speedway grandstands to celebrate his Alliance Truck Parts 250 victory with the fans.Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images via nascar-assets.americaneagle.com

This was actually a pretty decent race.  Edwards took the checkered but he worked for it.  It looked like Sadler and Stenhouse were the fastest cars out there, but Edwards was lurking all race long.  Stenhouse has already proven that he is a future star in this sport but Edwards raced him hard and won.  Edwards did make a few questionable moves as a fellow Roush driver.  He shot up in front of Stenhouse and could have wrecked both cars. 

Paul Menard had another great run this week.  Last year I was really hoping he would win a race, for some reason it just isn't happening for Menard.  Kyle Busch was a non-factor all race and I wondered yet again what he was even doing in the event. 

Results and more after the jump!

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Status
1 3 60 Carl Edwards(i) Fastenal Ford 125 Running
2 5 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Tender Ridge Ford 125 Running
3 12 18 Kyle Busch(i) Pizza Ranch Toyota 125 Running
4 1 33 Paul Menard(i) Rheem/Menards Chevy 125 Running
5 7 16 Trevor Bayne RickysvsTrevor.com Ford 125 Running
6 9 20 Joey Logano(i) GameStop/Cars 2 Toyota 125 Running
7 11 32 Mark Martin(i) Dollar General Chevy 125 Running
8 6 2 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevy 125 Running
9 8 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Dodge 125 Running
10 22 38 Jason Leffler Great Clips Chevy 125 Running
11 15 30 Reed Sorenson Rexall Chevy 125 Running
12 10 70 David Stremme(i) Foretravel Chevy 125 Running
13 13 31 Justin Allgaier Deft Chevy 125 Running
14 14 66 Steve Wallace 5-hour Energy Toyota 125 Running
15 4 88 Aric Almirola Suave Men Chevy 125 Running
16 25 7 Josh Wise Air Hogs Chevy 125 Running
17 16 11 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Toyota 125 Running
18 28 64 David Reutimann(i) Aspen Dental Toyota 125 Running
19 21 62 Michael Annett Pilot/Flying J Toyota 124 Running
20 19 09 Kenny Wallace Toyota Toyota 124 Running
21 23 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 124 Running
22 27 01 Mike Wallace Cowboys & Aliens Chevy 124 Running
23 17 19 Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports Chevy 124 Running
24 2 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Alliance Dodge 123 Running
25 18 81 Blake Koch # Daystar.com Dodge 123 Running
26 29 51 Jeremy Clements Diamond Pistons Chevy 123 Running
27 39 15 Timmy Hill # EPH Tools Ford 123 Running
28 35 28 Derrike Cope Jay Robinson Inc. Chevy 121 Running
29 33 14 Eric McClure Hefty BlackOut/Reynolds Chevy 121 Running
30 31 40 Charles Lewandoski # Precision Werx Chevy 121 Running
31 41 23 Robert Richardson, Jr. North TX Pipe Dodge 120 Running
32 36 13 Jennifer Jo Cobb # DriverBoutique Ford 120 Running
33 26 39 Danny Efland Go Green Racing Ford 119 Running
34 38 89 Morgan Shepherd Victory in Jesus Racing Chevy 95 Electrical
35 37 41 Carl Long Lilly Trucking of VA Chevy 27 Start and Park
36 20 68 Matt Carter Marro's Truck Chevy 17 Start and Park
37 43 03 Scott Riggs North TX Pipe Chevy 15 Start and Park
38 40 75 Andy Ponstein Lilly Trucking of VA Ford 7 Start and Park
39 30 74 JJ Yeley Riverwalk Cafe Chevy 5 Start and Park
40 34 42 Tim Andrews Key Motorsports Chevy 2 Start and Park
41 32 44 Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports Chevy 2 Start and Park
42 42 52 Tony Raines(i) MDS Trucking/Metro Ministries Chevy 2 Start and Park
43 24 49 Dennis Setzer Jay Robinson Inc. Chevy 1 Start and Park

Reed Sorenson just can't stay up top in the standings.  Everytime he does he gets knocked off.  This week Ricky Stenhouse finally overcame his DNF and took over the points standings once again.  This honestly is the best battle in racing right now.  Here's how things look after Michigan:

Pos Car Driver Make Points Wins
1 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 525 1
2 2 Elliott Sadler Chevy 523 0
3 32 Reed Sorenson Chevy 521 0
4 31 Justin Allgaier Chevy 508 1
5 88 Aric Almirola Chevy 471 0
6 38 Jason Leffler Chevy 471 0
7 09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 441 0
8 66 Steve Wallace Toyota 415 0
9 11 Brian Scott Toyota 393 0
10 62 Michael Annett Toyota 371 0

Jack Roush has used Joe Gibbs' bad luck and lack of sponsorship to put some distance on them in the owners standings.  Edwards is going to be tough to beat.  Here's how it shakes up:

Pos Car # Driver Points
1 60 Carl Edwards 572
2 18 Kyle Busch 559
3 32 Reed Sorenson 547
4 20 Joey Logano 534
5 33 Kevin Harvick 531
6 6 Ricky Stenhouse 525
7 2 Elliott Sadler 523
8 31 Justin Allgaier 508
9 22 Brad Keselowski 482
10 38 Jason Leffler 480

Thanks to the #20, #16, and #99 all missing one race, Jimmy Means Racing has been locked in.  It's now the fight for the top 33.  Here's who's in and who's out:

Pos Car # Driver Points
31 23 Robert Richardson 243
32 40 Scott Wimmer 219
33 52 Kevin Lepage 196
34 12 Sam Hornish 159
35 41 Carl Long 158
36 79 Tim Andrews 102
Pos Car # Not Locked In Points
4 20 Joey Logano 534
12 16 Trevor Bayne 455
20 99 Ryan Truex 359

Next week we head to my home state of Wisconsin for Road America!  Road Course racing at it's best.  Join us later in the week for a preview of the even.  Enjoy!

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