Nascar Las Vegas Kobalt Tools 400 Results image

Carl Edwards has won at Vegas – the Kobalt Tools 400, for his 19th win of his career.  Edwards was able to steal the win from Tony Stewart who ran the majority of the race in first place.

“This is the best start to a season that I’ve ever had,” Edwards said. “Daytona could have gone either way. That was a lot of luck involved in our good finish (second) at Daytona. Phoenix was a very strong performance from everyone but we had bad luck there.

“I felt today we had a solid top-three car all day. Those are three different types of tracks with success on all three, so I am really excited about the season. This is a great start.”

Tony Stewart led 166 of the 267 laps at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but ultimately found it simply wasn’t good enough to take him to the chequered flag in first place.

“Real disappointed,” summed up Stewart. “I honestly think we had the car to beat. We just gave it away. Darian made a good call getting us the track position back, but it also showed everybody else that they could do it, too.”

The NASCAR circus takes a one week break before heading to the Bristol bull ring.

Results NASCAR Sprint Cup-Kobalt Tools 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Lap length: 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers)
1. (3) Carl Edwards, Ford, 267 laps, 134.4 rating, 47 points.
2. (15) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 267, 133.4, 44.
3. (23) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 267, 118.5, 42.
4. (2) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 267, 108.4, 41.
5. (8) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 267, 93.7, 39.
6. (9) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 267, 108, 39.
7. (17) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 267, 83.8, 37.
8. (33) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 267, 92.3, 36.
9. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 267, 93.3, 36.
10. (19) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 267, 88.1, 34.
11. (1) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 267, 83.3, 34.
12. (18) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 267, 94.4, 33.
13. (25) David Reutimann, Toyota, 267, 88.6, 32.
14. (30) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 267, 70.6, 30.
15. (28) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 267, 73.3, 30.
16. (14) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 267, 73.8, 28.
17. (26) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 267, 76.8, 27.
18. (10) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 267, 70.6, 26.
19. (7) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 267, 76.3, 25.
20. (16) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 267, 68.1, 0.
21. (21) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 267, 62.1, 23.
22. (42) David Ragan, Ford, 267, 59.5, 22.
23. (6) Joey Logano, Toyota, 266, 88.5, 21.
24. (24) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 266, 57.2, 20.
25. (27) Casey Mears, Toyota, 266, 48.8, 19.
26. (20) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 265, 53, 18.
27. (11) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 264, 51.9, 17.
28. (4) Greg Biffle, Ford, 264, 105.3, 17.
29. (29) Mike Skinner, Ford, 262, 42.3, 0.
30. (37) Bill Elliott, Chevrolet, 262, 40.2, 14.
31. (38) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 261, 42.3, 13.
32. (40) Andy Lally, Chevrolet, 261, 35.6, 12.
33. (39) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 261, 34.3, 0.
34. (34) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 260, 40.3, 11.
35. (41) Tony Raines, Ford, 258, 31, 9.
36. (13) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, accident, 193, 83, 9.
37. (35) David Gilliland, Ford, accident, 147, 45.1, 7.
38. (5) Kyle Busch, Toyota, engine, 107, 84.8, 6.
39. (12) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, engine, 77, 52, 5.
40. (32) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, rear gear, 45, 32.9, 4.
41. (43) Michael McDowell, Toyota, brakes, 41, 29.4, 3.
42. (31) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, transmission, 34, 27.8, 0.
43. (36) Landon Cassill, Toyota, rear gear, 32, 29.1, 0.