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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 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

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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

Carl Edwards joined his teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in sweeping the top 10 at Bristol this season. He finished seventh in the Irwin Tools Night Race after winning the spring Food City 500.

For Edwards, this week’s effort may be the beginning of a rebound. After winning the Toyota / Save Mart 350k at Sonoma this June, he failed to crack the top 10 in five attempts. He now has two top-10s in his last three starts with a fifth at the Glen and last week’s strong run.
Aug 24 - 4:42 PM

Carl Edwards is the most recent Bristol winner after scoring the victory this spring. He started the Food City 500 in 12th.

Before fantasy owners jump on his bandwagon, they should take a longer look at the Roush-Fenway racer. That is his only top-15 at Bristol in the past three seasons.
Aug 21 - 12:20 PM

The last time Carl Edwards failed to finish in the top 10 in back-to-back races at Michigan was… well, never. He finished 23rd in both the Quicken Loans 400 and Pure Michigan 400 this year.

Edwards’ struggles at Michigan highlight the risk of starting this driver who has already been announced as leaving his current team. Teammate Greg Biffle’s top-10 and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s top-15 finish suggest Roush-Fenway Racing resources may be allocated elsewhere.
Aug 18 - 10:15 AM

When Carl Edwards crossed under the checkers 23rd this June, it was only the third time in his 20-race Michigan career that he finished outside the top 12 on this track. He hopes to regain some of his magic in the Pure Michigan 400.

Edwards never got going this June and failed to crack the top 15 for a single lap of competition. He has been openly critical about the Roush-Fenway Racing performance and is leaving that organization at the end of the year. These factors make him a questionable fantasy value.
Aug 13 - 9:19 AM

Carl Edwards swept the top five for the second season on road courses. His fifth-place finish in the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen came on the heels of a win at Sonoma this June. Last year he was third at Sonoma and fourth at the Glen.

Edwards’ team got the strategy perfect to place him in the top five in the closing laps and the driver took care of the rest. Fantasy owners will want to go ahead and pencil him into their 2015 lineup on road courses.
Aug 10 - 7:04 PM

The exit to the bus stop chicane has been calamity corner so far in NASCAR practice at the Glen. Several drivers, including Kyle Busch, spun there in Nationwide practice and Carl Edwards spun harmlessly in the opening laps of practice for the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen.

Watching practice often gives fantasy players more insight into who is fast on road courses than simply noting their raw speed. Watch Edwards to see if he can regain his momentum.
Aug 8 - 12:37 PM

Carl Edwards has an eight-race, top-15 streak going at Watkins Glen. In nine career starts on this track, the worst he has ever finished was 19th in his first attempt in 2005.

Edwards’ results suffered a bit in 2011 and 2012 with a 12th and 14th respectively, but the remainder of his efforts netted top-10 results, including top-fives in three of the last five events. Edwards has not been happy with this year’s equipment in recent weeks, however, and should be watched closely in practice and qualification.
Aug 7 - 11:25 AM

Carl Edwards was slowed by crash damage from the late-race, 13-car incident and he finished only 29th in the 400, but he was not having a very strong run before then.

Edwards spent fewer than 10 laps among the top 10 all afternoon and only 24 in the top 15. He was never a contender for a strong run one week after the ambush announcement that he would not return to Roush-Fenway Racing in 2015.
Aug 4 - 10:17 AM

Carl Edwards will race chassis No. RK-921 this week. It was last run at Pocono this June.

Edwards finished only 41st in that race, but that does not tell the entire story. He was running in the top 15 when Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne crashed in front of him. So far this weekend he has had some difficulty dialing the car in with a qualification effort of only 26th. He was even worse in final practice with the 29th-fastest lap.
Aug 2 - 3:00 PM

Carl Edwards slapped the wall fairly hard in the first qualification session and then ran through the infield grass on the way back to the pits. He will roll off the grid outside of the top 25 in 26th.

Unlike Almirola’s accident last week, it does not appear that there is enough damage to force Edwards into a backup although they will probably need to replace the front splitter. Players should continue to watch’s driver news for any updates.
Aug 1 - 5:49 PM

Carl Edwards has been a solid contender on flat tracks this year. He finished in the top 10 at Phoenix and Richmond, as well as among the top 15 at Martinsville, New Hampshire, and Indy.

Notably the one flat track race in which he finished poorly came at Pocono, but his 41st in that event was caused by an accident on lap 143 of 160. He was collateral damage in another Kyle Busch vs. Kasey Kahne dustup. Edwards was running 13th before the incident.
Aug 1 - 9:27 AM

Race day started with an official announcement that Carl Edwards would not return to Roush-Fenway Racing in 2015. It ended with that driver 15th in the standings as confirmation of how much this former powerhouse organization is struggling.

Roush-Fenway Racing has never been one of the top flat track teams but they have made progress in recent years. And while Edwards’ best flat track finish this year was an eighth at Phoenix, this result is the fifth time in six races he finished in the top 15.
Jul 27 - 10:47 PM