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Edwards rallies for Nationwide win at Charlotte

Carl Edwards bounced back from an early-race encounter with the wall and then passed Kyle Busch for the lead after a restart with five laps remaining to win Friday night's Dollar General 300 Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Edwards hit the wall in turn four on lap 32, sustaining slight damage to the ride side of his car. After pitting for repairs during a caution several laps later, he fell to 27th in the field. Edwards patiently worked his way to the front before his winning pass on Busch. He led just the final five laps.

It was Edwards' eighth win of the season, which placed him in a tie with Busch for most Nationwide wins this year. Edwards also claimed his 37th career victory, moving him into a tie with Kevin Harvick for third most wins all-time in the series.

Busch finished second, while Trevor Bayne's third-place run tied his career- best in the series.

Elliott Sadler's fourth-place finish allowed him to collect the $100,000 "Dash 4 Cash" bonus award. He also shaved five points off of Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s lead. Stenhouse finished ninth.

With three races remaining, Stenhouse holds a 15-point advantage over Sadler. The series will take the next two weeks off before resuming its schedule on November 5 at Texas.