November 10, 2013 |
By Jim Peltz AVONDALE, Ariz. - Carl Edwards never saw it coming. Edwards was poised to win Sunday's NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway when his No. 99 Ford ran out of fuel as he entered the last lap, enabling Kevin Harvick to win. "I had no clue we were going to run out," Edwards said. His crew chief, Jimmy Fennig , "talked to me about saving a little bit to have some extra, and I did that a couple of laps, but Kevin closed in and was obviously not saving fuel," Edwards said.
June 27, 2011 |
Carl Edwards left California still firmly in the lead of this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings — and with doubts still firmly in place about whether he can stay there. That's mainly because Edwards is now mulling whether he'll re-sign with his team, Roush Fenway Racing, for next season or jump to another team. Edwards said he planned to decide before the Sept. 18 start of the Cup series' championship playoff, the 10-race Chase for the Cup. But if Edwards opts to drive elsewhere in 2012, there were questions about whether his lame-duck status at Roush Fenway would hurt his ability to win the Chase and end Jimmie Johnson's record streak of five consecutive Cup titles.
April 23, 2011 |
Carl Edwards claimed his fifth career victory at Nashville Superspeedway, holding off Kyle Busch to win the Nashville 300. Edwards' victory in the NASCAR Nationwide event kept Busch from pulling off the first double at the track. Busch had dominated in winning the Trucks Series race Friday night. Nadal wins 500th match, advances to Barcelona semifinal Rafael Nadal and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer will meet in their second final in two weeks at the Barcelona Open.
August 29, 2012 |
Carl Edwards, who is in danger of missing NASCAR's title playoff this season, shot down rumors he might switch teams next year and join Penske Racing. Penske is deciding who will drive its No. 22 car next season after A.J. Allmendinger failed a drug test and was released from the team. Edwards drives the No. 99 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing, and in a teleconference with reporters Wednesday ahead of Sunday's race in Atlanta, he brought up the rumors himself. "I wouldn't mention it except that it's gotten bad enough that sponsors and folks are asking me about it," Edwards said.
July 28, 2012 |
— There are 17 races left in this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, but only the next seven matter to Carl Edwards . Starting with the Brickyard 400 Sunday, seven races remain to determine which 12 drivers will compete in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup championship playoff over the final 10 races of the season, and Edwards is in danger of missing the cut. That's a scenario few would have predicted after Edwards, who drives the No. 99...
February 26, 2011 |
Carl Edwards admitted that he still is replaying in his mind last weekend's Daytona 500 finish in which 20-year-old upstart Trevor Bayne blocked Edwards' hopes of winning NASCAR's premier race. "Of course I'm still bothered by that," he said. But it did not stop Edwards or his Roush Fenway Racing team from looking ahead as well, as Edwards won the pole position in record time Saturday for the Sprint Cup race Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway. Edwards, who won the most recent race at Phoenix International from the pole in November, ran a lap of 137.279 mph in his No. 99 Ford on the one-mile oval, breaking the record of 136.389 mph that he set before the November race.