The NASCAR Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway as it happened

Carl Edwards does a celebratory back flip after winning at Bristol Sunday.

Carl Edwards does a celebratory back flip after winning at Bristol Sunday.

Carl Edwards had a reason to do his celebratory back flip Sunday. Edwards led a race high 276 laps and won the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.  The win was the 26th of his career and his fourth at Bristol. Here’s how it all went down Sunday at the World’s fastest half mile.

Edwards led the field to the green under clear blue skies with his second consecutive pole of the season, his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth started second on the inside, Joey Logano was behind Kenseth in third, Denny Hamlin behind Edwards in fourth.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s car starting in 20th, wasn’t able to get to speed and he was forced to pit.

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