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Surging Edwards enjoys gold-medal weekend at Michigan

About the only thing that Carl Edwards didn't do right this weekend at Michigan was stick the landing on his signature backflip. On the track, he was nearly flawless, writes David Newton.

Updated: August 18, 2008, 8:56 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

BROOKLYN, Mich. -- The judge from Ann Arbor, Mich., gives Carl Edwards a 6.9. The judge from nearby Clinton gives him a 6.6. The judge from Saline gives him a 5.4.

Ouch!

Edwards didn't stick his patented backflip after winning Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. He stumbled backward and nearly fell into the infield grass, a mistake that would have been costly in the Beijing Olympics.

But on the track, the Roush Fenway driver ...

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