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Carl Edwards Hits Wall Hard in Martinsville

The first significant issue in Sunday’s Goody’s Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway swallowed up a Chaser in Carl Edwards.

Running ninth during a green-flag cycle on Lap 357, Edwards cut a right-front tire entering Turn 1, sliding and slamming into the wall.

Bringing the damaged No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to the garage, Edwards returned to the track 19 laps down in the 36th position.

With the Stewart-Haas Racing duo of Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch off the lead lap, the JGR threesome of Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch have dominated the afternoon.

About the author


Growing up in Easton, Pa., Zach Catanzareti has grown his auto racing interest from fandom to professional. Joining Frontstretch in 2015, Zach enjoys nothing more than being at the track, having covered his first half-season of 18 races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017. With experience behind the wheel, behind the camera and in the media center, he thrives on being an all-around reporter.

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