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

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Carl Edwards was running eighth with five laps remaining in the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway. He was one of the first drivers to pit for fuel in the closing laps and got back on track to finish 10th in the final rundown.
By not attempting to stretch his fuel too far, Edwards was able to maintain position and fared better than the three leaders at the time. Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, and Martin Truex Jr. all ran out of gas and finished behind the No. 19 despite having much stronger cars. Aug 2 - 10:48 PM

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Carl Edwards recorded the quickest 10-lap average in Saturday morning’s practice for the Windows 10 400. His speed of 174.428 mph was set during his first 10 laps on the track.

Due to the size of the track, not many drivers make 10 lap runs and only six went that for in the morning. Still, Edwards’ time is backed up with the fastest single lap in that same session and makes him an all-around threat.
Aug 1 - 11:53 AM

Joe Gibbs Racing swept the top four spots in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway. Carl Edwards led the contingent with a speed of 175.812, followed by Matt Kenseth (175.418), Kyle Busch (175.408), and Denny Hamlin (175.298).

JGR has been consistently fast in every practice session and all of their drivers start near the front with Busch on the pole, Kenseth and Edwards lined up side-by-side on row four and Hamlin 11th. Fantasy owners should take whichever of these racers best fit their roster.
Aug 1 - 9:56 AM

For the second consecutive week, Carl Edwards will lead the field to green on a flat track. Last week he started the 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire first and finished seventh. This week he bested the field with a lap of 183.464 mph to earn his second career front row start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Edwards other front row start ended in his worst finish in his Indy career. He fell four laps off the pace after starting second in 2012 and crossed under the checkers 29th. This week he has confidence and momentum and should be able to race among the leaders all afternoon. He should be considered one of the favorites to win the Crown Royal Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard.
Jul 25 - 2:42 PM

Carl Edwards did not dominate the 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire as many predicted, but he ran well most of the afternoon and settled into seventh at the checkers.

Edwards spent 39 percent of the race among the top 10, which is better than most of his efforts. Fantasy owners have been waiting for his season to turn around and with back-to-back top-10s at Kentucky Speedway and New Hampshire this could be the first signs of that swing in momentum.
Jul 19 - 7:25 PM

Carl Edwards backed up his fastest and quickest speed in the morning session for the 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with another fast lap in final practice. His top speed in the rain-shortened afternoon practice was 133.110 mph.

Edwards is not the first driver who comes to mind on short, flat tracks and fantasy players can use that to their advantage. He seems to have the perfect balance of speed and durability and should dominate Sunday’s race.
Jul 18 - 1:30 PM

Carl Edwards posted the quickest average speed in Saturday morning’s practice session for the 5-Hour Energy 301. His best 10 laps were 131.040 mph from lap 24 through 34.

Edwards won the pole for Sunday’s race and will lead the field to green, but in order to stay competitive throughout the day he needs a good long run car. This is an early sign that he may have it.
Jul 18 - 11:59 AM

Carl Edwards recorded a lap of 135.164 mph in the final practice session for the 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and grabbed the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race.

Last week Edwards had his confidence restored with a fourth-place finish at Kentucky Speedway. The new rules’ package allowed him to run in the top five most of the night. Last year Edwards started in the top 10 in New Hampshire’s fall Sylvania 300 before slipping to 17th, so it remains to be seen if he can keep his momentum alive for the entire race.
Jul 17 - 5:43 PM

Carl Edwards enthusiastically supported NASCAR’s new rules’ package designed to reduce down force because it put the skill back into the driver’s hands. As it turned out, he was very happy with the results as well after finishing fourth in the Quaker State 400 by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway.

This was only Edwards’ second top-five of the season. His first such finish came on the similarly-configured Charlotte Motor Speedway when he won on fuel mileage. Edwards should be watched closely in a few weeks at Darlington Raceway when this rules’ package will be used next.
Jul 11 - 11:20 PM

In five starts this year on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks, Edwards has been all over the board. He won the Coke 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on fuel mileage, was 10th at Texas Motor Speedway, and 12th at Atlanta Motor Speedway to define his high water mark.

His other two results this year were a 20th at Kansas Speedway and a 42nd with crash damage at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Speed has not been an issue for Edwards, but reliability and luck have been a different story.
Jul 8 - 10:02 PM

Carl Edwards did everything right in practice, but still wrecked. He slowed to miss a spinning Kyle Busch before getting run over from behind.

Edwards has been crash-prone in the past on restrictor-plate, superspeedways and often sustains damage in practice as well. Luck is unpredictable in NASCAR, but his is bad enough to cause fantasy owners to avoid the No. 19.
Jul 3 - 3:34 PM

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

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