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Carl Edwards |

Team: Joe Gibbs Racing-19
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/15/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1 / 185

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Carl Edwards has a current streak of four consecutive top-fives on the combined road courses, but most importantly he is the defending winner of this race last year at Sonoma Raceway when he held off a determined charge by Jeff Gordon.
Edwards landed 10th on the speed chart in the first session and was second early in final practice. Handling is more important than horsepower on this track, which means a driver’s record is the most important factor to consider. Jun 26 - 6:58 PM

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Carl Edwards has an average of 18.1 in his first 15 races and only two top-10s to show for his effort. The good news for his fans is that one of these was a victory in the Coke 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Carl Edwards expected to join Joe Gibbs Racing and dominate the way teammate Matt Kenseth did in 2013 during his first season with that organization. Fantasy owners expected an average finish in the low teens at least. Neither of these goals have been achieved, which makes him fantasy irrelevant.
Jun 18 - 2:30 PM

Carl Edwards will start among the top 10 for the fifth consecutive race this week. He qualified fourth for the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway, which continues a string he began at Kansas Speedway in May.

Edwards started fifth in that race but quickly fell back through the field. In fact, with the exception of his victory at Richmond International Raceway, all of his recent efforts have featured better qualification attempts than race runs and Edwards still represents a big risk for fantasy owners.
Jun 12 - 8:35 PM

Prior to qualification for the Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway, Carl Edwards had two previous outside poles on this track to his credit. He came close to grabbing the top spot but was 14/1000ths of a second short and starts on the outside of row one beside Kurt Busch.

Edwards has not been overly strong after starting this far forward. His two previous outside poles ended in an 11th in 2012 and an 18th in June 2013. He started third in August 2013 and finished 11th.
Jun 6 - 10:07 AM

Carl Edwards gambled on fuel in NASCAR’s longest race of the season and won the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He beat Greg Biffle by nearly five seconds. Edwards led the first lap and the last one, but only 23 circuits in between.

Edwards has had some strong runs this year, but he has regularly pushed too hard. Now that he has broken into Victory Lane, the floodgates are liable to open wide and he will be a good value in the coming weeks.
May 24 - 10:28 PM

Carl Edwards posted the fastest single in the first practice session for the Coca-Cola 600. His top speed was 192.273 mph and was set near the end of the session.

Edwards has one top-10 and another top-15 on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks, but his average in four events on this course type is 21st. Fans are rooting for him to have a reversal of fortune, but he is still a risky proposition.
May 21 - 3:57 PM

Carl Edwards has developed mostly positive patterns in the all-star race. He has made every show since 2008 and scored consecutive top-10s then and in 2009. He finished badly in 2010 and 2012, but wedged a victory in between. His last two attempts both ended in top-10s as well.

Unfortunately Edwards has failed to score top-10s in more than two consecutive all-star races and he has struggled in the early weeks of this season. He is not recommended and could fall outside the top 10 at the checkers.
May 15 - 1:08 PM

Carl Edwards qualified fifth for the SpongeBob 400 and was visibly encouraged. This was his fourth top-10 start in the past five races at Kansas Speedway. Two of his previous three strong starts ended in result of sixth or better.

Edwards posted the second-quickest 10-lap average in final practice behind Kevin Harvick. The No. 19 is a better value overall because he is cheaper in salary cap games and has been in less demand in pick ‘em games.
May 8 - 9:32 PM

Carl Edwards posted the second-quickest 10-lap average in final practice for the Toyota Owners 400. His top speed was 122.181 mph during his first 10 laps on track.

Speed has not been an issue for Edwards all season. He has put himself in dangerous spots by trying too hard to establish the No. 19 as a car to beat. Unfortunately, that intangible is not one that can be factored into a handicapping formula.
Apr 24 - 4:19 PM

Carl Edwards had his best run of the 2015 season going at Bristol until he got loose under Jeff Gordon with five laps remaining in regulation. He slapped the wall and was collected by Kurt Busch to sustain significant damage. He was running at the end, but lost four laps and finished 24th.

Edwards has been his own biggest critic, saying that he is trying too hard. This is one more example of that and cautious fantasy owners might wish to wait until he finds the right balance of aggression and control.
Apr 21 - 6:47 PM

Carl Edwards finally got his elusive first top-10 of the season with a 10th in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

His final top-10 of 2014 also came on this track last fall when he finished ninth in the AAA Texas 500. Now that he has broken the barrier, fantasy players can expect many more to follow.
Apr 12 - 10:19 AM

Carl Edwards is still searching to find a rhythm with his new team. In six starts this season, he has not yet earned a single top-10.

Edwards finished 12th at Atlanta and then 13th in back-to-back races at Phoenix and Auto Club. He has been qualifying better than he finished with negative place differentials in five of six races this year and that makes him an even more questionable value.
Apr 6 - 9:36 AM

Carl Edwards got loose off turn four and slammed the outside wall with less than five minutes remaining in the first practice session. He will be forced to roll out a backup car.

If the team changes their engine and uses the primary, Edwards will be able to hang onto his starting position. Watch him closely in Saturday’s practice to see if the backup car has the same speed as his primary. Edwards was 11th on the speed chart at the time of the incident.
Mar 20 - 4:16 PM

Carl Edwards earned his best career finish in the Sprint Unlimited with his third-place Saturday night. His previous best result was a seventh in the 2009 edition of this race.

In his first official appearance in a Joe Gibbs Racing car, he got off to a strong start. If the organization can keep their momentum, he could be one of the most pleasant surprises in the Daytona 500.
Feb 14 - 10:49 PM

In eight previous Sprint Unlimited appearances, Carl Edwards has recorded a best finish of seventh in 2009. With a new team, he hopes to get his first top-five on Saturday night.

Since finishing seventh in 2009, Edwards has been eliminated from the race three times in five starts and he can be a little crash prone on restrictor-plate, superspeedways. Players might wish to cheer for him from a distance.
Feb 14 - 9:32 AM