Carl Edwards has broken a winless streak that had reached 70 races, beating Jimmie Johnson to take the win in a green-white-chequered flag finish in the NASCAR Sprint race at Phoenix International Race-way.

Driving a Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing that uses the full PWR Performance Products cooling package, Edwards led 67 straight green flag laps after a restart on Lap 243, but Ken Schrader’s crash on Lap 309 sent the race to overtime and gave the crew chiefs of the leading cars nervous moments as they tried to recalculate fuel mileage.

Edwards 20th career victory was his first since Las Vegas in March 2011. Behind Edwards and John-son, Denny Hamlin ran third, followed by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series reigning champion Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who lost his winning chances when he spun his tyres on the penultimate restart.

The top 14 cars stayed out for a restart on Lap 315, and Edwards had enough fuel to complete the final two laps and win the race.
The top 10 cars all had PWR Performance Products cooling their cars.