Carl Edwards won his second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, but his car failed to pass post-race inspection on Sunday evening and his penalty was announced by NASCAR on Wednesday:

NASCAR has issued penalties and fines to the No. 99 team that competes in the Sprint Cup Series, as a result of rule infractions found last Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The #99 car driven by Carl Edwards was found to be in violation of Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used do not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20-2.1J (any device or duct work that permits air to pass from one area of the interior of the car to another, or to the outside of the car, will not be permitted. This includes, but is not limited to, the inside of the car to the trunk area, or the floors, firewalls, crush panels and wheel wells passing air into or out of the car) of the 2008 NASCAR rule book. The violations were found during post-race inspection at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 2. As a result, Edwards and car owner Jack Roush have been penalized 100 championship driver and 100 championship owner points, respectively. In the event the #99 team qualifies for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the team will not receive the 10 bonus points for the UAW-Dodge 400 victory used for determining the Chase seeding order. Crew chief Bob Osborne has been fined $100,000, suspended from the next six Sprint Cup Series events, suspended from NASCAR until April 30 and placed on probation until Dec. 31.(NASCAR PR).

Unofficial Race Results for the UAW-Dodge "400" - Sunday, March 2, 2008
Total Race Length - 267 Laps - 400.5 Miles - Purse: $6,459,779

1 99 Carl Edwards Dish Network Ford
2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard/AMP Energy
3 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford   
4 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet   
5 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevrolet
6 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge   
7 6 David Ragan AAA Insurance Ford   
8 28 Travis Kvapil Yates Racing Ford   
9 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Kinko's Toyota   
10 8 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevrolet
11 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota
12 19 Elliott Sadler Stanley Dodge   
13 5 Casey Mears Pop-Tarts/CARQUEST Chevrolet   
14 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge   
15 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats   
16 70 Jeremy Mayfield Haas Automation Chevrolet   
17 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Helping Hearts Dodge  
18 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge   
19 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Texaco/Havoline Dodge  
20 17 Matt Kenseth USG Ford
21 49 Ken Schrader Qtrax.com Dodge   
22 15 Paul Menard Menards/Johns Manville Chevrolet   
23 38 David Gilliland freecreditreport.com Ford   
24 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota   
25 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford  
26 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota   
27 96 J.J. Yeley DLP HDTV Toyota   
28 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevrolet   
29 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet  
30 27 Mike Skinner Bad Boy Mowers Toyota  
31 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Toyota   
32 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Dodge  
33 40 Dario Franchitti # Target/Polaroid Dodge   
34 01 Regan Smith # Coors Light Chevrolet  
35 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont/Nicorette Chevrolet
36 66 Scott Riggs State Water Heaters Chevrolet
37 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota   
38 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge   
39 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota
40 10 Patrick Carpentier # Valvoline Dodge   
41 77 Sam Hornish Jr. # Mobil 1 Dodge   
42 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Dodge   
43 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Toyota

Failed to Qualify: (4) 84 AJ Allmendinger, 78 Joe Nemechek, 34 John Andretti, 21 Johnny Sauter.

Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 08 Mins, 08 Secs. Average Speed: 127.729 MPH Margin of Victory: .504 Seconds

Caution Flags: 11 for 44 laps: Laps: 10-12 (#26 spun frontstretch); 70-75 (Debris); 110-114 (#20 accident turn 3); 145-149 (#7 accident turn 2); 163-165 (#10 accident turn 2); 180-183 (#66 spun turn 4); 215-219 (Debris); 225-227 (#83 accident turn 3); 234-236 (#44 accident turn 2); 258-262 (#2 accident turn 4); 264-265 (#17,24 accident [Red Flag - 17:57 - Lap 264]).

Lead Changes: 19 among 9 drivers: Ky. Busch 1-20; C. Edwards 21-48; S. Riggs 49-50; M. Martin 51; T. Stewart 52-57; M. Kenseth 58-59; D. Earnhardt Jr. 60-61; C. Edwards 62-69; Ky. Busch 70; J. Burton 71-80; Ky. Busch 81-115; M. Kenseth 116-144; J. Gordon 145; M. Kenseth 146-162; J. Gordon 163-180; D. Earnhardt Jr. 181-194; C. Edwards 195-214; D. Earnhardt Jr. 215; M. Kenseth 216-237; C. Edwards 238-267.

Top 12 Driver Points:  (1) C. Edwards 491;(2) Ky. Busch 470;(3) R. Newman 450;(4) K. Kahne 444;(5) K. Harvick 428;(6) G. Biffle 427;(7) J. Burton 421;(8) M. Truex Jr. 371;(9) E. Sadler 368;(10) D. Earnhardt Jr. 361;(11) T. Stewart 355;(12) Ku. Busch 348.