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Lars Anderson
April 16, 2007
1 The Busch Series points race is as good as over. After seven of 35 races this season, Carl Edwards (right) owns a 321-point lead over Dave Blaney in the standings. Edwards took the checkered flag in the Pepsi 300 last Saturday for his second victory of the year, and he has a shot at eclipsing the single-season wins record of 10, which was set by Sam Ard in 1983.
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April 16, 2007

Short Laps

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1 The Busch Series points race is as good as over. After seven of 35 races this season, Carl Edwards (right) owns a 321-point lead over Dave Blaney in the standings. Edwards took the checkered flag in the Pepsi 300 last Saturday for his second victory of the year, and he has a shot at eclipsing the single-season wins record of 10, which was set by Sam Ard in 1983.

2 Toyota may be struggling in its debut season in the Cup series, but the Japanese-based automaker is thriving in the Busch. Last Saturday in Nashville the three Toyotas in the field finished second ( David Reutimann), third ( Blaney) and fourth ( Jason Leffler). Beware, Cup teams: The giant is slowly awakening.

3 A Busch regular—that is, a driver competing only in the Busch Series, as opposed to Busch Whackers like Edwards—has yet to win a race this year. ( Leffler's fourth is the best '07 finish by a pure Busch racer.) Expect the trend to continue all season.

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