Truex wins Showdown to earn spot in All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. has won the Sprint Showdown to race his way into the $1 million All-Star race.

Greg Biffle finished second to claim the other transfer spot in Saturday night's main event. Carl Edwards also moved into the All-Star race by winning the fan vote.

Truex has twice before used the preliminary race to get into the All-Star race. He advanced by winning the fan vote in 2005, and by winning the preliminary race in 2007. This will be his fourth appearance in the All-Star race.

The Showdown was for all drivers not already qualified to compete in the All-Star race. It featured 29 drivers racing for two spots, with a third eligible to gain entry by fan voting.