NSCS: Edwards Holds Off Hard-Charging Gordon; Notches First-Ever Road Race Win at Sonoma

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SONOMA, Calif. — official release — NASCAR photo — Carl Edwards won the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, marking the first road course victory of his career.

Edwards, who led 26 laps, became the fifth multi-race winner of 2014; he also won at Bristol in March. Edwards now has 23 Sprint Cup Series wins in his career.

Edwards held off Jeff Gordon by .592 seconds. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jamie McMurray and Paul Menard rounded out the top five.

AJ Allmendinger started second and led a race-high 35 laps but finished 37th. Kevin Harvick, who led 23 laps, was knocked out of contention on the Lap 81 when Clint Bowyer spun out and Harvick slammed into him. Harvick placed 20th.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series moves to Kentucky Speedway Saturday, June 28 for the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at 7:30 p.m. ET (TNT).

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