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TALLADEGA, ALA.

- Phoenix Racing's Brad Keselowski gave Panama City team owner James Finch a Talladega victory Sunday in wild final lap that sent Carl Edwards airborne just before the finish line.Keselowski, driving for a team that has fought to survive in the big-money sport, pushed Carl Edwards to the lead in the final two laps, then drove to victory after he got his nose under Edwards, who cut back down and went into a spin.Edwards' No.

99 went airborne and was hit by Ryan Newman's car at nearly 200 mph, propelling into the safety fence protecting spectators.

Edwards was not hurt, and after the race said it was a good move by Keselowski.Keselowski, who prior to the final lap had never even led a lap in the Sprint Cup Series, said after the race he was sorry for the wreck but did nothing wrong.

Edwards agreed, saying he did not realize how far under him Keselowski had moved.It was Keselowski's fifth Cup race.During the race, announcers remarked about the struggles for a team like Finch's, which competes against teams sponsored by the likes of DuPont, Home Depot and Lowe's.Finch's team has always run well on the superspeedways but was handicapped by what the team had to do just to qualify for the race.

With most teams having some sort of guaranteed spot, the only way in is through qualifying.At last year's April race, with Sterling Marlin at the wheel, the team qualified high, in the top 20.

But to do that it had to go without power steering and a couple of other items to speed the car up and better the chances of making the race.

Since it is an impound race - meaning the cars are garaged after qualifying and the setup cannot be changed prior to the race - the car was essentially guaranteed to lose a lap on the first round of pit stops while the crew put the belt back on to give the driver power steering.See Monday's News Herald for details on the win.��

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