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Carl Edwards

Team: Joe Gibbs Racing-19
Age / DOB:  (37) / 8/15/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1 / 185

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Carl Edwards received a penalty for a commitment line infraction late in the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire with about 35 laps remaining. He overcame the penalty to finish sixth.
Edwards restarted 20th on lap 268 of 300. He got the benefit of two more cautions in the final 15 laps that allowed him to close up on the leaders. He ended the day 10th in the standings with a 16-point cushion over the bubble. Several drivers are within a few points of one another in the range and that is going to make for some interesting scenarios in Dover. Sep 25 - 7:34 PM

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Carl Edwards scored his third New Hampshire Motor Speedway pole in the last four races on this track. His top speed of 135.453 mph was 0.050 seconds faster than Martin Truex Jr.

Starting up front had been important to Edwards. He swept the pole last year before finishing seventh in the summer and fifth in the spring. This summer he started 13th and sustained crash damage during the race to finish 20th. Watch Edwards in practice on Saturday and consider starting him.
Sep 23 - 5:46 PM

Carl Edwards struggled through two races at Darlington Raceway and Richmond International Raceway, but he finally climbed back into the top 15 at Chicagoland Speedway in time for the Chase to begin.

Unfortunately, he finished only 15th, which earned only 26 points for his Chase total. He avoided the bottom four in terms of Chasers’ finishes and is currently ninth in the standings, but only six points ahead of 15th in the standings. Edwards attempted a fairly risky move of staying out on old tires during a green-white-checkered finish. He dropped from third to 15th in those final laps, which was four positions worse than he was running before the final caution.
Sep 19 - 4:05 PM

Carl Edwards was involved in the lap-364 incident triggered by Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman. He was behind the battling former teammates and got pinched to the inside, breaking his suspension in the process.

Edwards finished 32nd. This is his second sub-15th-place result in the past two weeks and his fifth result of 15th or worse in the past eight weeks. He is seeded fifth in the Chase rankings and needs to reverse his momentum.
Sep 11 - 1:21 PM

Carl Edwards was the first driver who failed to advance to the final round of qualification for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. His lap of 122.272 mph will line up 13th.

The last time Edwards started outside the top 12 he finished there as well. He qualified 18th at Richmond last spring and finished 19th.
Sep 9 - 6:42 PM

Joe Gibbs Racing swept the top-five spots in final practice for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway with their four drivers leading the session and affiliate Martin Truex Jr. posting the fifth-best time. Carl Edwards had the best 10-lap average of 116.652 mph, Matt Kenseth was 116.607, Denny Hamlin 116.580, Kyle Busch 116.575, and Truex 116.514.

The lesson is pretty clear. The Gibb’s guys are going to dominate most of the Richmond race and are likely to fail to sweep the top 10 only if they sustain damage of make a mistake in the pits.
Sep 9 - 1:45 PM

With Hurricane Hermine creating severe weather conditions at Darlington Raceway, NASCAR has curtailed all Friday activity. Two practices were due to run this day, but they have been moved to Saturday. Skies are supposed to be clear for the remainder of the weekend.

This should not be a big advantage of disadvantage to any particular team, but qualification has also been canceled since only 40 cars are in attendance. Look for comers and goers as fast cars will start deeper in the pack. Carl Edwards won last year’s Bojangles' Southern 500 from 13th.
Source: NASCAR.com
Sep 2 - 9:50 AM

Carl Edwards had a quiet Pure Michigan 400. He spent slightly more than 20 percent of the race in the top 10, but when the checkers waved over Michigan International Speedway, he scored a seventh-place finish, which was his third consecutive top-10 and his 18th such result on this track in 24 attempts.

Still, more was expected of Edwards on a track where top-fives were once common. Edwards needs to make a little more noise before he is placed-and-held, but he is doing a yeoman’s job.
Aug 28 - 7:06 PM

Carl Edwards finished sixth in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, which completed a sweep of the top 10 on short track for the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing team. His previous worst finish on this track type was another sixth at Martinsville Speedway.

Edwards was considered one of the favorites in pre-race coverage, but he was only able to lead 35 laps. He failed to live up to expectations, but was still a good value when he fit the appropriate niche o one’s roster.
Aug 21 - 9:33 PM

Carl Edwards posted a lap of 131.407 mph to win the pole for Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. This is his 21st career pole and his fourth on this track.

Edwards swept the pole at Bristol this year. In spring, he won the Food City 500 from the pole and in his two previous top starts he finished first in 2008 and second in 2011. Edwards has to be considered a favorite to win his third consecutive short track race.
Aug 19 - 6:42 PM

Carl Edwards has won the past two short track races. He claimed the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway from a fourth-place qualification effort and won the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway from the pole.

Add in a sixth-place finish at Martinsville Speedway in April and Edwards has been perfect on short tracks in 2016. He has lost a little momentum in recent weeks, but should be able to regain it and at least finish among the top 10. That makes him a solid value if he fits a niche on one’s fantasy roster.
Aug 15 - 8:31 PM

Carl Edwards has the fifth-best average finish of 2016 with a 12.14. His average start is a 7.05, which means he costs fantasy owners place-differential points more often than not.

Still, Edwards has finished better than he started eight times and exactly where he started twice—first from the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway this spring and second from second at Phoenix International Raceway—so the balance is fairly even. Unfortunately, he has finished better than he started only once since the June Sonoma Raceway event.
Aug 14 - 3:31 PM

Carl Edwards posted a lap of 126.562 mph in the second session of qualification for the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen and will lead the field to green on Sunday. This is his second career pole at the track. His other top performance came in 2010 en route to a fifth-place finish.

Edwards has started 15th or 16th in the past three races on this track, but those modest starts did not hurt much. He enters Sunday with a three-race, top-10 streak and should be considered a favorite this week. He will lead quite a few laps at the beginning of the race. This completes a sweep of the pole on road courses in 2016; Edwards finished fourth this June at Sonoma after leading the field to green.
Aug 6 - 1:19 PM

Carl Edwards finished eighth in the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway. This was only his second top-10 since the series rolled out of Sonoma Raceway six weeks ago.

In the six races prior to Sonoma, Edwards had four results outside the top 10 compared to two inside that mark. He needs to show more consistency before fantasy owners want to place-and-hold the No. 19.
Aug 1 - 7:15 PM

Carl Edwards has gotten progressively stronger in the past three Pocono Raceway events. He was 15th in his first start there with Joe Gibbs Racing last year, 10th in the summer race, and eighth this spring.

Edwards is more than capable of scoring a top-five on any track and should be watched closely during the Pennsylvania 400 weekend because he has been fairly erratic in recent races. Strong runs have been punctuated by mistakes, bad luck, and slightly missed setups so he should only be considered when he is rightly priced and fits the appropriate niche on one’s roster.
Jul 28 - 12:05 PM