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Edwards wins rain-shortened Texas race for Chase finale spot

Carl Edwards got some vindication with a rain-shortened victory to earn a championship-contending spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup finale.

A year after his shot at the title came up five points short because of a rain-shortened race, Edwards got the victory he desperately needed this season by winning at Texas in a race cut by 41 laps because of rain after the start was delayed nearly six hours Sunday.

"This is huge. I don't think it's sunk in yet. That's all we said was needed, just a shot," Edwards said. "Now we're going to go to Homestead, we're going to do what we need to do. This was a great test. We came here and did what we needed to do, we performed,...

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