Carl Edwards will race chassis No. RK-880 this week in the Oral-B USA 500; this chassis was last run at Kentucky, another similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track. Edwards did not fare particularly well there with a 17th-place finish.
Along with Michigan and Auto Club, Atlanta was one of three tracks on which Carl Edwards had almost-perfect records at the start of his career. His first 10 races in Georgia ended in three victories, another second-place finish, two thirds, and two sevenths.
Carl Edwards joined his teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in sweeping the top 10 at Bristol this season. He finished seventh in the Irwin Tools Night Race after winning the spring Food City 500.
Carl Edwards is the most recent Bristol winner after scoring the victory this spring. He started the Food City 500 in 12th.
The last time Carl Edwards failed to finish in the top 10 in back-to-back races at Michigan was… well, never. He finished 23rd in both the Quicken Loans 400 and Pure Michigan 400 this year.
When Carl Edwards crossed under the checkers 23rd this June, it was only the third time in his 20-race Michigan career that he finished outside the top 12 on this track. He hopes to regain some of his magic in the Pure Michigan 400.
Carl Edwards swept the top five for the second season on road courses. His fifth-place finish in the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen came on the heels of a win at Sonoma this June. Last year he was third at Sonoma and fourth at the Glen.
The exit to the bus stop chicane has been calamity corner so far in NASCAR practice at the Glen. Several drivers, including Kyle Busch, spun there in Nationwide practice and Carl Edwards spun harmlessly in the opening laps of practice for the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen.
Carl Edwards has an eight-race, top-15 streak going at Watkins Glen. In nine career starts on this track, the worst he has ever finished was 19th in his first attempt in 2005.
Carl Edwards was slowed by crash damage from the late-race, 13-car incident and he finished only 29th in the GoBowling.com 400, but he was not having a very strong run before then.
Carl Edwards will race chassis No. RK-921 this week. It was last run at Pocono this June.
Carl Edwards slapped the wall fairly hard in the first qualification session and then ran through the infield grass on the way back to the pits. He will roll off the grid outside of the top 25 in 26th.
Carl Edwards has been a solid contender on flat tracks this year. He finished in the top 10 at Phoenix and Richmond, as well as among the top 15 at Martinsville, New Hampshire, and Indy.
Race day started with an official announcement that Carl Edwards would not return to Roush-Fenway Racing in 2015. It ended with that driver 15th in the standings as confirmation of how much this former powerhouse organization is struggling.