DOVER, Del. -- Hundreds of race fans gathered on race weekend inside of the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino to be a part of the "Budweiser Celebrity Billiards Shootout," a nine-ball billiards contest won by popular NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards. Edwards topped NASCAR on ESPN pit reporter Shannon Spake to win the $10,000 prize for his charity of choice, Speedway Children's Charities.

Speedway Children's Charities provides care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives.

After sinking the clinching shot, Edwards wowed the crowd in attendance by performing his trademark back flip off of the pool table. Photos of this event will be available soon on

The Friday, May 29 tournament featured some of the biggest names in the sport, including defending champion Casey Mears, Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman and Brad Keselowski and other familiar names such as NASCAR on ESPN pit reporter Jamie Little, NFL legend Herschel Walker, SPEED reporter Hermie Sadler and American Builder host Brian Gurry.

World and international billiards trick shot champion Ewa Mataya Laurance performed an exhibition prior to the start of the event and provided coaching for the drivers and personalities throughout the event.

For fans, the shootout was a great opportunity to see some of the stars and personalities in the sport in an intimate setting. For Edwards, it was a great way to bring home $10,000 for a worthy cause Speedway Children's Charities in front of scores of his fans.

The Budweiser Celebrity Billiards Shootout is expected to return as part of the Sept. 25-27, 2009 Dover race weekend. More details will be posted on