PHOTO GALLERY: Edwards' victory boosts championship potential

Sunday, March 6, 2011 | 6:35 p.m. CST; updated 7:54 p.m. CST, Sunday, March 6, 2011

For Carl Edwards, Sunday's victory was his second victory at Las Vegas and the 19th of his career. He closed last season with wins in the final two races and has proved to be a strong championship contender again this year. He's now third in the standings, and trails Stewart and Kurt Busch by only seven points.