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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2008 CARFAX 250 at Michigan

After scoring the pole Saturday morning, Carl Edwards dominated the CARFAX 250 at Michigan, leading 71 of 125 laps to convincingly score his third victory of the season in this series over Brian Vickers and Tony Stewart.

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2008 NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Montreal

Montreal’s pit lane snakebit Marcos Ambrose and the No. 59. Ambrose received a speeding penalty that handed the lead to Ron Fellows, who had short-pitted earlier in the event, allowing the native Canadian to lead until the race was finally red-flagged for heavy rain and a lack of visibility.

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2008 Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway

Midwest drivers Jamie McMurray and Clint Bowyer had strong runs; but in the end, it was Carl Edwards who scored the victory at Gateway, his second win in only five starts under new crew chief Drew Blickensderfer.

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2008 Winn-Dixie 250 at Daytona

Once the checkered flag flew, it was Denny Hamlin scoring the Winn-Dixie 250 win, his third in the Nationwide Series for 2008. Hamlin’s victory also marked the ninth of the season for JGR’s No. 20 team.

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2008 Camping World RV Rental 250 at Milwaukee

Brad Keselowski had the field at Milwaukee covered on Saturday night, leading 145 of the first 171 laps run. That all changed, however, when young phenom Joey Logano slammed into Keselowski in a turn while battling for the lead, caving in the left-front fender on Keselowski’s No. 88 Chevrolet.

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2008 Meijer 300 at Kentucky

Joey Logano, after scoring his second consecutive pole award, scored his first career Nationwide Series win in convincing fashion, leading five times for 76 laps, including the final 54 of the Meijer 300.

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