GLADEVILLE, Tenn. – Carl Edwards dominated the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday night at Nashville Superspeedway.

The Sprint Cup star was so overpowering that not even a penalty, an upset stomach or fellow Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski could stop him.

He did his customary back flip off the car and then even went into the stands afterward to celebrate with the fans.

“It’s just to give a couple people high-fives and to see the looks on their faces,” said Edwards, who led a race-high 125 laps and has a total of six wins at the track, five in Nationwide and one in the truck series. “I wish more drivers would do it.”

Edwards’ teammate at Roush Fenway Racing, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., finished second and Mike Dillon was third.

Edwards, who leads the Sprint Cup points race over Jimmie Johnson, was leading when the first caution came out on lap 82 for debris. The next lap he entered the pits and was penalized for speeding and NASCAR officials ordered him to the rear of the longest line of cars for the restart.

Edwards worked his way back through the field and passed Dillon on lap 120 for the lead. On the pass the air from Edwards’ car caused Dillon to wiggle wildly in turn four.

“He knew I was loose and just started driving in on me,” said Dillon. “I don’t think he hit me, I just got real loose. That was a heck of a save. It reminded me of my dirt car.”

Dillon, the winner of the truck series race at this track Friday night and grandson of longtime car owner Richard Childress, fell to third.

Edwards said he was racing with a cold. That combined with the extreme heat made it a tough night for Edwards.

“I feel a lot better (after winning),” Edwards said in Victory Lane.

FORMULA ONE: Mark Webber will start from the pole position at the German Grand Prix in Nuerburgring, Germany after narrowly beating McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel in qualifying on Saturday.

Webber posted a time of 1 minute, 30.079 seconds around the 3.2-mile Nuerburgring circuit, with Hamilton 0.065 seconds behind in a surprising performance.

INDYCAR SERIES: Japanese IndyCar driver Takuma Sato will start on the pole for today’s Edmonton Indy in Alberta.

The 34-year-old, with KV Racing Technology, drove the 2.2-mile, 13-turn City Centre Airport track in 1 minute, 18.5165 seconds. He was five-hundredths of a second ahead of Team Penske driver Will Power, who will start beside him in the front row for the 90-lap race.

BEECH RIDGE: Chuck Colby of Newcastle won the NASCAR Pro Series 40-lap feature race at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough. Dan McKeage of Gorham finished second and Trevor Sanborn of Parsonfield was third.

Other winners included Corey Bubar of Windham in the Sport Series race, Matt Gain of Naples in the Wildcat Division and Shawn Brackett in the Road Runner race.