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Carl Edwards |

Team: Joe Gibbs Racing-19
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/15/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1 / 185

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Carl Edwards posted the fastest single lap in the rain-shortened first practice session for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead with a speed of 175.143 mph.
Edwards failed to advance from the Eliminator round into the Championship finale, but he has pride on the line this week. He won the 2008 and 2010 races on this track, but his last three efforts have all ended outside the top 10. That may cause the competition to overlook him and could make him a great differentiator. Nov 20 - 1:35 PM

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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.

Edwards would like to win this week, but he could also get into the final four with a solid run. He is on pace to finish in the top-five and will look for his opportunity to slip into Victory Lane if possible.
Nov 14 - 3:08 PM

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.

Edwards finished 14th last week at Martinsville Speedway and while that was not bad for fantasy owners, the four drivers who advance to Homestead-Miami Speedway in Chase contention will almost certainly have swept the top 10.
Nov 8 - 6:38 PM

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.

Halfway through final practice, Edwards was 17th on the chart. He is going to need to use strategy to finish in the top 15, but this race is liable to put him in a hole for the Eliminator round. Fantasy owners should start a different marquee driver.
Oct 31 - 12:33 PM

Carl Edwards finished fifth in the 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.

Edwards entered the race fourth in the points’ standings and needed only a strong finish to advance. He did not lead a lap on Sunday, but was never in serious jeopardy of dropping out of contention. This was Edwards’ 15th consecutive top-15 this season and confirms his status as a favorite fantasy pick.
Oct 25 - 7:56 PM

Carl Edwards will probably choose to run a conservative race at Talladega SuperSpeedway this weekend in the 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.

In more than half of those races, Edwards sustained crash damage and that is the major obstacle he faces in regard to advancing to the next round of the Chase. Edwards will probably look for a safe place to run and only move forward in the final laps. That will make him a poor value in games that award points for average running position or driver rating.
Oct 22 - 8:57 PM

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.

Back-to-back top-10s have Edwards fourth in the standings. Under normal circumstances he would be a lock to finish in the top 15 again, but Talladega SuperSpeedway is not a respecter of streaks.
Oct 18 - 9:44 PM

Carl Edwards will line up on the outside pole for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 195.454 mph.

Edwards is peaking at the right time and should be considered one of the best fantasy values in the game at the moment.
Oct 17 - 11:21 AM

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.

The contact certainly could have been worse. Later in the afternoon a confrontation between Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth resulted in both drivers being wounded. These accidents between Chase contenders underscore just how important they believe it is to have strong runs before the Talladega SuperSpeedway race.
Oct 11 - 10:44 PM

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.

Edwards has not finished worse than 11th since fall 2011 and in the span of his last eight attempts he has an average finish of 6.6. He is one of the top values in most fantasy games.
Oct 8 - 5:11 PM

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.

This was Edwards’ 12th consecutive top-15. Solid runs like that will probably be enough to allow him to advance to the Eliminator round, but he is going to need to go back to earning top-fives in order to get into the Championship Race as a contender. He was plagued with a mechanical issue at Dover, so he should be able to rebound during the next two weeks on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks of Charlotte Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway.
Oct 5 - 1:49 PM

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.

Edwards would like to follow his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates to Victory Lane. Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth have already won during the playoffs and the organization is riding a four-race winning streak. Edwards should be highly valued among fantasy owners.
Oct 3 - 12:45 PM

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.

Edwards’ top-five this week is a continuation of the current dominance of Joe Gibbs Racing. Teammates Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth won the first two races of the Chase and it seems apparent Edwards will at least advance to the second round on points. This team should dominate fantasy lineups as well.
Sep 27 - 6:27 PM

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.

Edwards and Harvick have been swapping top honors throughout the weekend and they both roll off the grid from the front row. The Sylvania 300 is shaping up to be a battle between these two drivers.
Sep 26 - 6:12 PM

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.

Edwards won the pole on Friday and paced that day’s practice session in both single lap and 10-lap averages. He continues to set himself up as the favorite with one practice remaining.
Sep 26 - 10:00 AM