Carl Edwards is on pace to score a top-five this week at Phoenix International Raceway in the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500. He qualified fourth for Sunday’s race and has the third-quickest, 10-lap average among 28 cars in Saturday morning’s session among those went that far.
Carl Edwards finished fifth in the AAA Texas 500, but he still sits seven points outside of the cutoff mark and needs to finish that many positions ahead of Martin Truex Jr. or 17 spots ahead of Kevin Harvick—or of course, win at Phoenix International Raceway—in order to advance to the final round of the Chase.
Carl Edwards has been looking for speed throughout practice at Martinsville Speedway. He posted only the 17th fastest time in the first practice session on Friday, qualified 14th, and was 20th fastest in practice 2 for the Goody's 500.
Carl Edwards finished fifth in the CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway and completed a sweep of the top five among current Chase contenders. Along with Joey Logano, Jeff Gordon, and Brad Keselowski he earned enough points to advance to the Eliminator round.
Carl Edwards will probably choose to run a conservative race at Talladega SuperSpeedway this weekend in the CampingWorld.com 500 as a way to protect his position in the points. He has not scored a top-15 in his last nine plate track attempts.
Carl Edwards finished eighth in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. This was his 14th consecutive top-15 dating back to a fourth on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway.
Carl Edwards will line up on the outside pole for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 195.454 mph.
Carl Edwards got into Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s left rear quarter panel early in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Junior slapped the wall, but Edwards was unscathed and finished the race sixth.
Carl Edwards is seeking his fifth straight Charlotte Motor Speedway top-10 this week and his eighth such finish in the past nine races. He is the defending winner from this May’s Coca-Cola 600.
Carl Edwards finished 15th in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway and that solid run kept him in contention for the Sprint Cup. He ended the Challenger round fourth in the standings with his two Joe Gibbs Racing teammates lined up ahead of him in terms of points’ earned.
Carl Edwards posted the fastest single lap among the current Chase contenders. His top speed was 160.442 mph, which put him second on the speed chart.
Carl Edwards finished fifth in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after leading the field to green. It was his 11th straight top-15 and his third top-five in the past four races.
Carl Edwards posted the quickest 10-lap average in final practice for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. His top speed of 133.149 was set during his 28th to 37th laps and beat Kevin Harvick’s 10-lap average in the second session by nearly three-quarters of a second.
Carl Edwards posted the fastest single lap of the second practice session for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. His top speed was 133.516 mph.