Checkered Countdown: Top-Five Texas Finishes

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No.4 Carl Edwards rallies back through the field on fresher tires and wins (2005).

When the caution flew with 16 laps to go the leader Carl Edwards decided to pit along with a few other drivers while Mark Martin who was second stayed out to take the lead. Edwards restarted on the sixth row but in eleven green flag laps he was able to pass all the drivers and get up to Martin’s back-end. With two laps to go he made the decisive move on the outside that guaranteed him the fourth win of his amazing first full-time season.