Kahne rides goodwill fan vote to much-needed -- and valuable -- victory

Kyle Busch looked dominant. Carl Edwards was dreaming of how best to spend the $1 million. Greg Biffle? he figured he had time. Kasey Kahne was the winner by the time the All-Star Challenge was over, even if he could barely believe it himself, writes Marty Smith.

Updated: May 18, 2008, 1:09 AM ET
By Marty Smith | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- Kyle Busch felt like he gave one away Saturday night, and Carl Edwards was already stewing on how he would spend the winner's $1 million purse. Greg Biffle was poised for a Sunday stroll to Victory Lane.

But when the checkers flew over the Sprint All-Star Challenge at Lowe's Motor Speedway, the guy who had planned to watch the race from his couch with a few cold beers was standing in the winner's circle, drenched in a few dozen cold beers.

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