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Carl Edwards

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Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards

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Car:

Cup: Number 99 Ford

Team:

Roush Racing

Sponsor:

Cup: Fastenal / Subway / Aflac

Birthdate:

August 15, 1979

Rookie Season:

Started 14 Sprint Cup races in 2004 to lose his rookie status. Best finish 3rd in Atlanta.

Career Highlights:

  • 2003 - First Truck win (Kentucky)
  • 2003 - Truck series Rookie of the Year
  • 2005 - First Busch Win (Atlanta)
  • 2005 - First Cup Win (Atlanta)
  • 2007 - NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion
  • 2008 - Finished Second in Sprint Cup Points
  • 2011 - Finished Second in Sprint Cup Points (Lost tiebreaker)

Roush-Fenway Racing Star:

Carl Edwards came up through USAC pavement racing and the Baby-Grand series from his roots at Capital Speedway in Missouri.

After starting 7 truck series races in 2002 he ran the full truck series schedule in 2003 and won three races on his way to winning the Craftsman Truck series Rookie Of The Year title.

2004 found three more truck series wins and a fourth place points finish. But more importantly he was named as the heir-apparent to Mark Martin's #6 ride in the Sprint Cup series. However, when Jeff Burton accepted a ride with Richard Childress in the middle of 2004 Jack Roush picked Carl Edwards to fill Burton's seat in the #99 instead of having him wait for Martin's #6.

Carl ran 13 Sprint Cup series races in 2004 with a best finish of third. This partial season ruined Carl's chances to ever win the Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year honors, but Carl didn't seem to mind.

For the next few seasons Carl Edwards ran both the full NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedules. He was rewarded for his busy schedule with the 2007 NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship as well as second place Nationwide points finishes in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 1010.

Carl Edwards also found success quickly in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. Edwards won four races in his first full season and finished third in points. In 2008 he exploded with nine Sprint Cup wins and a second place points effort behind Jimmie Johnson. Again in 2011 Carl Edwards was a serious points contender. Edwards came into the final race of the season leading the points but left disappointed as Tony Stewart won the race, tied Edwards in points and was awarded the Championship because he had more wins than Edwards.

Carl knows how to get the job done at the sport's highest level. Given the right circumstances and a little bit of luck Carl Edwards could easily be a future NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion.

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