“We wanted better but I think if I would have done a better job on my restarts then we would have been better. We were sliding all over the place out there,” Edwards said. “
I am sure we wore out some steering boxes and that was a good race. That was as hard as we could drive.”
The five-time Cup champion has a win, a second-place finish and an eighth now to start the year.
“At the end, I just wish we had a little bit more to go up there and race with those guys. But it was a solid performance, all in all,” he said.
She was involved in a violent wreck last weekend at Phoenix and fell behind early Sunday at Las Vegas and ended up 33rd – six laps down. Patrick is now 30th in the series points.
Both had strong finishes Sunday, with Harvick ending up ninth and Busch fourth after rallying from an early-race pit road penalty. Harvick is now 19th in points and Busch is 17th.
5 key moments
1 . Kasey Kahne showed early he had a dominant car, taking the lead for the first time on Lap 10 and leading 59 of the first 74 laps.
2 . Kyle Busch, who appeared to have a car capable of running up front, was penalized for speeding on pit road during a green-flag stop on Lap 45. He spent much of the rest of the race rallying from the back of the field.
3. Outside of briefly during green-flag pit stops, Matt Kenseth first meaningful appearance in the top-five didn’t happen until Lap 180
4. Kenseth grabbed the lead on Lap 227 with the help of a fuel-only pit stop. Brad Keselowski used the same strategy and started alongside Kenseth on the restart.
5. After Ryan Newman’s blown engine brought out a caution, Kenseth mastered a six-lap duel with Kahne to earn the win.
Food City 500
Where: Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway
When: 1 p.m. Sunday
Radio: Performance Racing Network
Last year’s winner: Brad Keselowski