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Team: Roush Fenway Racing-99
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/15/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1 / 185

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Carl Edwards finished eighth in the Bank of America 500 and currently has a 20-point cushion over the elimination bubble. That keeps his Chase hopes alive and gives him an average finish of eighth in his last three races this season.
Twenty points is not enough of a cushion if he is the only vulnerable Chaser involved in a "Big One" crash at Talladega, but if a multi-car incident effects several of those drivers it could give the team some breathing room to make repairs. Oct 12 - 11:05 AM

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Carl Edwards earned his first top-five in five races when he crossed under the checkers fifth in the Hollywood Casino 400 and that elevated him to third in the Chase standings.

After finishing fifth at Atlanta—another similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track—he fell to 22nd at Richmond, but has slowly made his way back toward the front of the pack. Each of his last four races has been better than the one that preceded and that is good news for his Chase hopes.
Oct 5 - 8:28 PM

Carl Edwards is seeking his first top-10 since finishing fifth in the Oral-B 500 at Atlanta. He came close last week with an 11th at Dover.

Edwards’ results have been a little erratic this season because his other recent result on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track was a 20th at Chicagoland. He qualified 12th for the Hollywood Casino 400 and could go either way in race trim, which makes him a risky proposition.
Oct 4 - 9:53 AM

Carl Edwards has not earned a top-10 in the Cup series in four races, but he came close at Dover. His 11th-place finish in the AAA 400 was the second consecutive week in which he finished on the lead lap.

Edwards was one of the drivers who put his Chase hopes in jeopardy at Chicagoland and New Hampshire with a 20th- and 17th-place finish respectively. He cannot afford to get off to an equally slow start in the next two races on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks because he has been crash prone at Talladega during his career.
Sep 29 - 1:13 PM

Carl Edwards entered last spring’s FedEx 400 at Dover with five results of eighth or better in his previous six attempts. He finished only 14th that afternoon and has not scored a top-10 on this track since.

Along with a 26th in the spring 2012 race, Edwards has two sub-25th-place results at Dover in his last five attempts there. He is on the cusp of making or missing the Contender round and fantasy players should probably wait until Kansas before giving him a place on their roster.
Sep 24 - 4:01 PM

For the third consecutive week, Carl Edwards finished outside the top 15 in a NASCAR Cup race. He was 17th in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire.

After scoring a 20th at Chicagoland, another result in that same range might allow him to advance to the Contender round, but until he begins finishing in the top 15 with some regularity he will not be a very good fantasy value.
Sep 22 - 5:12 PM

Carl Edwards will race chassis No. RK-874 at New Hampshire in the Sylvania 300. It was last raced at Dover this spring where it started 29th and finished 14th.

Edwards finished 13th in New Hampshire’s first race, but the team apparently believes they can find a little more speed in this chassis. Dover and New Hampshire are both rhythm tracks despite the difference in degree of banking.
Sep 19 - 1:11 PM

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today that it has entered partnership with world-leading tool and security provider STANLEY and professional power tool provider DEWALT beginning in the 2015 season.

STANLEY will partner with JGR as the primary sponsor for 12 races on the No. 19 Toyota driven by Carl Edwards beginning in 2015, while DEWALT will serve as the primary sponsor for six races on the No. 20 Toyota driven by Matt Kenseth. In addition, STANLEY will have associate branding on the No. 18 Toyota throughout the 2015 season, as well as on both the No. 19 and No. 20 Toyotas when not already serving as the primary sponsor.-Joe Gibbs Racing
Sep 17 - 3:52 PM

Carl Edwards posted the fastest single lap in Chicagoland’s final practice session for the 400. His top speed was 186.413 mph.

Edwards has been consistently strong on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year with three top-fives and a sixth in six races. With four Chase events contested on this track type, he should be a favorite to advance a couple of rounds if he gets off to a strong start on Sunday.
Sep 13 - 2:53 PM

Carl Edwards posted the fastest single lap in the final practice session. His top speed was 121.863 mph, which was set on his 31st lap.

Track conditions in this final practice session are more indicative of what qualification will be like; the morning session more akin to race conditions. Edwards has a good chance to qualify among the top five or even win the pole on a track where grid position is fairly important in determining handicaps.
Sep 5 - 2:24 PM

Carl Edwards has the best three-year average at Richmond with a 7.5 during the past six races.

Equally impressive, Edwards has not finished worse than 17th on this track in the past five years and all but two of these results were among the top 10. Dollar for dollar, the No. 99 team may be the best value in the game.
Sep 5 - 10:24 AM

Carl Edwards finished fifth in the Oral-B USA 500 and posted consecutive top-10s for the first time since May.

Edwards finished seventh at Bristol immediately preceding the contest at Atlanta. In May, he finished sixth at Kansas and fourth at Charlotte, but then failed to earn another oval top-10 until the Irwin Tools Night Race. His consecutive top-10s are not an automatic indication that his season has turned around.
Sep 1 - 12:06 PM

Carl Edwards posted the fastest lap in the first practice session for the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta. His top speed of 192.855 mph was set during his first lap on the track.

Edwards has a long history of success on this track, but Roush-Fenway Racing’s struggles in 2014 have made him a questionable fantasy value. This practice has gone a long way to answering that query and if he remains fast on Saturday, he could become a favorite.
Aug 29 - 4:04 PM

Carl Edwards will race chassis No. RK-880 this week in the Oral-B USA 500; this chassis was last run at Kentucky, another similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track. Edwards did not fare particularly well there with a 17th-place finish.

In recent weeks, Edwards has seemed much stronger, however, and a top-10 should be considered likely so long as the No. 99 avoids trouble.
Aug 28 - 6:41 PM

Along with Michigan and Auto Club, Atlanta was one of three tracks on which Carl Edwards had almost-perfect records at the start of his career. His first 10 races in Georgia ended in three victories, another second-place finish, two thirds, and two sevenths.

His last six races on this track have ended in another pair of top-fives, but that is counterbalanced by three 30-something results. All of his poor performances came as the result of engine failure or crash damage, however, so he should be a good value if he stays out of trouble.
Aug 27 - 5:58 PM