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 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.
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.
Carl Edwards gambled on fuel in NASCAR’s longest race of the season and won the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He beat Greg Biffle by nearly five seconds. Edwards led the first lap and the last one, but only 23 circuits in between.
Carl Edwards posted the fastest single in the first practice session for the Coca-Cola 600. His top speed was 192.273 mph and was set near the end of the session.
Carl Edwards has developed mostly positive patterns in the all-star race. He has made every show since 2008 and scored consecutive top-10s then and in 2009. He finished badly in 2010 and 2012, but wedged a victory in between. His last two attempts both ended in top-10s as well.
Carl Edwards qualified fifth for the SpongeBob 400 and was visibly encouraged. This was his fourth top-10 start in the past five races at Kansas Speedway. Two of his previous three strong starts ended in result of sixth or better.
Carl Edwards posted the second-quickest 10-lap average in final practice for the Toyota Owners 400. His top speed was 122.181 mph during his first 10 laps on track.
Carl Edwards had his best run of the 2015 season going at Bristol until he got loose under Jeff Gordon with five laps remaining in regulation. He slapped the wall and was collected by Kurt Busch to sustain significant damage. He was running at the end, but lost four laps and finished 24th.
Carl Edwards finally got his elusive first top-10 of the season with a 10th in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Carl Edwards is still searching to find a rhythm with his new team. In six starts this season, he has not yet earned a single top-10.
Carl Edwards got loose off turn four and slammed the outside wall with less than five minutes remaining in the first practice session. He will be forced to roll out a backup car.
Carl Edwards earned his best career finish in the Sprint Unlimited with his third-place Saturday night. His previous best result was a seventh in the 2009 edition of this race.
In eight previous Sprint Unlimited appearances, Carl Edwards has recorded a best finish of seventh in 2009. With a new team, he hopes to get his first top-five on Saturday night.