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Daily Dirt 02/26/2020 04:29:50

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July 1
Carolina Speedway,
Gastonia, NC
Sanction: Fast Unified Engine Late Model Series - $3,000
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated July 2, 11:26 am)
Parton goes wire-to-wire for first FUEL victory
  1. Furman Parton
  2. Jonathan Edwards
  3. Timbo Mangum
  4. Steve Banal
  5. Bryan Mullis
  6. Tim Neighbors
  7. Kenny Rominger Jr.
  8. Chuck Smith
  9. Gary Puckett
  10. Mark Dysart
  11. Robbie Emory
  12. Jeff Smith
  13. Pat Lindsay
  14. Ross Bailes
  15. John Paris
  16. Matt Long
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What won the race: Polesitter Furman Parton of Union Mills, N.C., led the entire 40-lap distance, outrunning Jonathan Edwards to collect his first career Fast Unified Engine Late Model Series victory at Carolina Speedway. He earned a $3,000 payday in taking the checkers ahead of Edwards by 0.890 of a second.
Key notes: Parton is the sixth different FUEL winner in seven 2016 events. He is also the fourth first-time series winner this season. ... Seven of the 16 starters finished on the lead lap. ... Matt Long, who won the previous FUEL event, was the race's first retiree. ... Series competitors head to Lancaster (S.C.) Speedway on Saturday to wrap up their weekend twinbill.
On the move: Edwards started ninth and rallied to claim runner-up honors; fifth-place finisher Bryan Mullis started 11th.
Winner's sponsors: The winning Longhorn Chassis entry is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity, Parton Lumber and Parton Forest Products.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Edwards led the standings (546) over Robbie Emory (528).
Car count: 17
Fast qualifier: Furman Parton
Time: 16.064 seconds
Polesitter: Furman Parton
Dash winner: Furman Parton
Heat race winners: Ross Bailes, Matt Long
Next series race: July 2, Lancaster Speedway (Lancaster, SC) $3,000
Editor's note: Adds Jeff Smith as 12th-place finisher.
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