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NASCAR Barometer: Edwards Survives Bristol

C.J. Radune

C.J. Radune

Radune covers NASCAR, Formula 1 and soccer for RotoWire. He was named the 2012 Racing Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

There was no shortage of talking points from Sunday's Food City 500, but the biggest was Carl Edwards and Roush Fenway Racing outlasting the rain and avoiding trouble to claim their first victory of the season at Bristol Motor Speedway. A rain delay, cars aflame and the outstanding Bristol action all contributed to the spectacle that was a fantastic night for the No. 99.

The weather forecast the Sprint Cup race Sunday called for rain, and when the day arrived Mother Nature did not disappoint. A break in the showers enabled NASCAR to dry the track and get a quarter of the scheduled distance in before ...

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