BRISTOL, Tenn. - If two rain delays totalling more than five hours werent enough, the water-logged race at Bristol Motor Speedway had a battery fly out of a car and spread a toilet paper-looking substance all over the track. And that wasnt even the strangest occurrence Sunday. Moments before Carl Edwards closed in on what should have been the white flag lap, the caution lights were accidentally turned on from the flag stand. As NASCAR tried to figure out what was going on, the sky opened up and prevented the race from resuming. Edwards was awarded the win under caution — a victory he was headed to before the mishap — and celebrated his third career win at Bristol with his trademark backflip on the slick concrete. "Oh, man, I thought, This is stupid. I shouldnt do this ... Its awfully glossy. It might be slick," he said. "I didnt want to stick it perfectly and have my feet go that way and break my arm on the concrete. That would have been terrible. I was actually really nervous about that." NASCAR vice-president of competition Robin Pemberton said a person in the flag stand leaned on the manual override switch and that turned on the caution lights. Six seconds after the lights were turned on, the flag man waved the yellow flag. Pemberton said that the flag man can wave the caution flag without a call from series officials in the tower if they see a proper reason. "We were scanning cars and spotters, and theres some of us in the tower that only heard it after the teams were talking about it because we were looking at other things around the racetrack," Pemberton said. Said Edwards: "No harm, no foul, lets act like it just didnt happen." The victory makes Edwards the fourth winner in four races this season and, under NASCARs new rules, is supposed to get him into the 16-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. "Just to have a win this early, man, it is a huge relief," he said. Five other things from water-logged Bristol: BUMP-AND-RUN: With Chase berths conceivably on the line with a win, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was salivating at a shot at teammate Edwards when the final caution came out at Bristol. But he knew if the race went green again, his only chance would be the old Bristol bump-and-run, which hasnt been used in years. Its a risky move to do to a teammate, but owner Jack Roush said he expected nothing less from Stenhouse. "When it comes time to really charge for the checkered flag, there are no team orders, there are no rules," Roush said. "I expect them to race one another as they expect to be raced, not only with one another, but with everybody in the garage. I expect Ricky is as fierce a competitor as there is out there, and if his car has the speed in it and he can get to the car in front of him, particularly the short track, youd bump-and-run and take the prize if you could. Id be disappointed if he didnt have that in his mind." AWESOME ARIC: Aric Almirola finished a career-best third — and Richard Petty Motorsports teammate Marcos Ambrose was fifth as four Ford drivers placed in the top-five — but Ambrose felt he could have gotten more. He restarted second behind Carl Edwards with 70 laps to go and had one solid chance to take the lead. If hed gotten past Edwards, he just might have grabbed his first career victory. "These races are so hard to win, and it was a great day for us," he said. "Im not disappointed at all with third, but when you see it and you can taste it and its that close, you wonder what could have went different." SMOKE RISES: Tony Stewart salvaged what looked like it was going to be an awful weekend with a season-best fourth-place finish. It came after he qualified 37th, needed two Saturday practice sessions with crew chief Chad Johnston to make significant improvements to the car and needed the entire race to work his way into the top-10. "Its a step in the right direction for sure. This is a big one. If you come out of this place with a top-five youve had a good day," he said. DISSAPOINTED WITH THE FINISH: Kyle Larson flirted with the lead and was in position to race for the win until the race-changing caution with 77 laps remaining. He went to pit road third, took four tires and restarted ninth. So even though he finished a career-best 10th, the rookie wasnt thrilled. "Its crazy to think its kind of a disappointing finish for the way we ran for most of the race, but all in all it was a good race," Larson said. DALES BAD DAY: Dale Earnhardt Jr.s strong start to the season finally came to an end at Bristol, where he finished 24th after opening with a win and two second-places. Although his Chevrolet wasnt great all weekend, his trouble Sunday was compounded by two left-front tire issues. Once he was out of contention, he was basically just making laps for the bulk of the race. It cost Earnhardt the points lead, which went to Brad Keselowski. Earnhardt now trails Keselowski by 10 points. Fake Vans Shoes . LOUIS -- The St. Fake Vans Outlet . The Blue Jackets got goals from Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno, Boone Jenner and R.J. Umberger and Curtis McElhinney posted his first shutout since 2011 in a 4-0 victory on Friday night. http://www.fakevans.com/fake-vans-sk8/ .com) - Jeff Teague finished with a game-high 26 points and eight assists as the Atlanta Hawks held off the Utah Jazz, 98-92, on Friday. Fake Vans Online . On Saturday, the paths of Drew Tate and Kevin Glenn cross again as opposing quarterbacks. Fake Vans From China . The England international had both goals in TFCs season-opening 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday.Fayetteville, AR (SportsNetwork.com) - The 23rd-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks are set for their SEC home opener on Saturday evening when they take on the Vanderbilt Commodores at Bud Walton Arena. Vanderbilt kicked off its conference slate by cruising to a 64-52 home win over Auburn on Tuesday night. The victory was the fourth in a row and sixth over the last seven games for the Commodores. They will now hit the road for three of their next four games. Meanwhile, Arkansas has reeled off six straight wins to move into the national rankings. The Razorbacks won their SEC road opener for the first time since 2008 with Tuesdays 79-75 triumph at Georgia. They currently own a 15-game home win streak at Bud Walton Arena, where they are 60-6 all-time. In terms of the all-time series between these two teams, Arkansas holds a 19-11 advantage, and that includes a 10-2 mark against the Commodores in Fayetteville. Vandy held a huge 47-27 rebounding advantage over Auburn, and the Commodores defense limited the Tigers to 30.5-percent shooting from the floor. Senior James Siakam (10.2 ppg, 6.1 rpg) had a team-high 14 points and 10 rebounds in 29 minutes of action for his fourth career double-double. Siakam was one of four Commodores in double figures. On the season, Vanderbilt leads the SEC in field-goal percentage (.500) and is second in 3-point shooting percentage (.389). Sophomore big man Damian Jones, a preseason All-SEC first-team pick, leads the wway with 16.dddddddddddd2 points and 7.1 rebounds per tilt and ranks second in the league in field-goal percentage (.551). The Commodores have gotten widespread contributions from their youthful roster. Riley LaChance is the SECs top freshman scorer at 13.1 ppg, and he ranks among the overall league leaders in threes made per game (2.1) and 3-point shooting percentage (.426). Shelton Mitchell (5.6 ppg, 4.9 apg) and Wade Baldwin IV (7.4 ppg, 4.2 apg) are first and third, respectively, among the leagues freshmen in assists. This matchup certainly has the potential to turn into a high-scoring shootout, considering Arkansas is the only team in the SEC to score at least 65 points in every game. The Razorbacks rank No. 8 in the nation in scoring (84.1 ppg) and are tied for third in assists (18.4 apg). Bobby Portis (17.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg) and Michael Qualls (15.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg) lead the way. The Razorbacks found themselves trailing Georgia on the road by as many as 13 late in the first half of Tuesdays game. However, Arkansas turned things around in the second half by shooting 57.7 percent from the floor while holding the Bulldogs to 34.5 percent over the final 20 minutes. The Razorbacks were out-rebounded by a 40-25 margin for the game, but they forced 17 turnovers and committed only nine. Portis led all scorers with 21 points, Qualls tallied 17 points and seven boards, and Alandise Harris chipped in with 15 points off the bench. ' ' '