Carl Edwards
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Carl Edwards

1979-08-15 (age 41)


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NASCAR Mailbag: Why the Camry isn't going anywhere

The team is back with another edition of the NASCAR Mailbag, answering your fan questions.

Five of the most memorable NASCAR Cup finishes at Richmond

Take a look back at five of the most memorable NASCAR Cup Series finishes at Richmond Raceway during the 21st century.

Carl Edwards still not interested in NASCAR return

Carl Edwards says he has no plans to return to the NASCAR Cup Series over a year after leaving Joe Gibbs Racing.

Five most memorable NASCAR Cup Series finishes at Atlanta

Take a look back at some of the most thrilling and closest finishes in the history of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta Motorsport.

Top Stories of 2017, #4: Dale Jr. leads big-name exodus from Cup

The seeds of change were planted last fall when Dale Earnhardt Jr. was forced to miss much of the second half of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series due to a concussion.

Carl Edwards to receive sportsmanship award for "pure class"

Former NASCAR driver Carl Edwards will receive a sportsmanship award for his conduct during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ 2016 season finale.

Roundtable: Early season reflections during NASCAR's first off-weekend

Reviewing the race at Texas Motor Speedway and topics prior heading into the first off weekend of the season for the NASCAR series.

Jimmie Johnson doesn't want to "go Carl Edwards"

Jimmie Johnson isn’t interested in joining Carl Edwards in stepping away from racing just yet, but he knows what would lead him in that direction.

Ford Performance boss believes Carl Edwards will come back

Carl Edwards stunned the NASCAR community when he announced an unscheduled sabbatical last January.

Suarez leaning on JGR teammates and Edwards ahead of Atlanta Cup debut

Coming off of the 2016 Xfinity championship, rookie Daniel Suarez didn’t get the debut he was hoping for in last Sunday’s Daytona 500.

Edwards back at the track, bringing his helmet and suit "just in case"

Carl Edwards returned to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday as a spectator but he did bring his helmet and driver suit … just in case. NASCAR mailbag - What does the future hold?

Read the answers to reader's questions from's Jim Utter and Lee Spencer

Daniel Suarez sees "big gains" in his first NASCAR Cup test

Daniel Suarez believes this week’s two-day test at Phoenix International Raceway was a vital step in his move to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season.

Edwards: "People don’t have to understand it if they don’t want to"

It’s still taking some adjustment for Carl Edwards to see what used to be his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota racing around the track without him in the driver’s seat.

Carl Edwards to run for Senate seat in 2018?

Could Carl Edwards’ new career path be taking shape?

Kyle Busch shocked by Edwards, looks to future with Suarez and Jones

Former NASCAR Cup champion Kyle Busch has admitted he was as surprised as everyone else about the sudden retirement of Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Carl Edwards, but believes the team can be as successful as ever in 2017 without him.

Edwards feels he “won” during Homestead NASCAR title decider

Carl Edwards feels he scored a moral victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup title decider at Homestead last November, despite the accident that took him out of his final shot at the title.

Edwards gives three reasons for decision to step away from NASCAR

While he refused to use the word “retirement,” Carl Edwards confirmed on Wednesday that is stepping away from fulltime competition in NASCAR to spend more time on other issues that are important to him.

Kenseth: "I know very little" about Edwards retirement

Carl Edwards’ expected departure from Joe Gibbs Racing took plenty of people by surprise — even his teammate Matt Kenseth.

Analysis: Why is Carl Edwards walking away?

Carl Edwards' decision to step out of the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota took a lot of people by surprise, myself included.

Slideshow: Carl Edwards through the years

A look back on the impressive NASCAR career of Carl Edwards, who shocked the racing world with news leaking of his imminent retirement.

Top 10 NASCAR Cup drivers of 2016

Who were the most impressive NASCAR Cup drivers from the 2016 season?

Edwards' title hopes end in spectacular wreck - video

The Sprint Cup Championship complexion changed with 10 laps remaining in Sunday’s EcoBoost400.

Truex tops final practice while Edwards leads title contenders

Martin Truex Jr. picked up the pace in the final Happy Hour of 2016 with a lap of 174.289mph.

Jimmie Johnson tops Saturday morning Cup practice

Jimmie Johnson found the speed in second practice on Saturday that he was missing in qualifying at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Harvick takes Homestead pole as title contenders struggle

He didn’t have quite the speed to make the Championship 4, but Kevin Harvick found it Friday to win the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Newman leads trio of non-Chasers in first Cup practice

Three non-Chase drivers topped the speed chart in first practice at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday.

NASCAR Ignition Points - Homestead

This week's thoughts on the NASCAR Round Table from heading into Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Gibbs enters finale with better chance than any to win the Cup title

Joe Gibbs Racing has a 50-50 shot at winning the 2016 Sprint Cup Championship.

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship 4 grid

Four drivers will battle for the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend.

NASCAR Ignition Points - Phoenix

This week's thoughts on the NASCAR Round Table from heading into Phoenix International Raceway.

Several Chase teams receive penalties and warnings after Texas

Seven Sprint Cup Chase contenders in the Round of 8 received penalties from infractions at Texas Motor Speedway.

Edwards catches a break in Texas win

Carl Edwards’ father taught him there are 1,000 ways to lose a race.

Edwards wins rain-shortened Texas race, salvaging his title hopes

Carl Edwards went from the Chase cellar to the Championship Round with Sunday’s win in the AAA Texas 500.

Carl Edwards' title hopes hang on a win

There’s a simple solution for Carl Edwards to climb out of the Chase cellar and into the final four at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Busch on teammate concerns: "We talked – Forgive and forget"

Despite some consternation among Joe Gibbs Racing teammates as they battled each other for second place last weekend at Martinsville, Va., Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch insisted Friday all members of the organization are on the same page.

Is the teamwork between JGR teams ending as title battle intensifies?

Teamwork has been critical to Joe Gibbs Racing's remarkable 2016 season, but as the title hunt heats up is the dynamic changing?

Edwards remains optimistic of title chances despite poor Martinsville finish

Carl Edwards may be in a precarious points position after Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway but it hasn’t affected his optimism.

Hamlin: JGR would be "dumbest group in history" if they raced in pack

Denny Hamlin said Friday that his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates would have been the “dumbest group in history” if they had raced in the middle of the pack last Sunday at Talladega and risked getting caught up in a wreck.

Martinsville Chase preview: Who will advance to the Championship 4?

Now that the Round of 8 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup is set, who has the best shot at moving on to the final four with a win at Martinsville Speedway?

Joe Gibbs on final four races: "I think now it gets easier for all of us"

On the surface the pressure seems only likely to rise as the race to this season’s Sprint Cup Series championship draws to a close.

Analysis: Riding in the back wasn't popular, but it was the smart move

Joe Gibbs Racing’s plan to have its top three drivers in the Chase standings ride around in the back of the pack most of the race at Talladega was probably a smart one, but it certainly wasn’t aesthetically pleasing.

After Homestead test, Edwards plans to "dominate this race"

Carl Edwards has a dream of winning his first Sprint Cup Series championship this season and in NASCAR’s current Chase format that means he has to perform well at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Edwards claims Busch battle allowed Harvick’s escape to victory

Carl Edwards again failed to register a victory at his home circuit at Kansas Speedway, and believes the tough battle with his Joe Gibbs Toyota teammate Kyle Busch aided Kevin Harvick’s victory.

Analysis: Don't hand the NASCAR Sprint Cup trophy to Toyota just yet

Is Toyota on the cusp of winning its second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship?

Edwards edges Truex for New Hampshire pole

Carl Edwards has never won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway but he certainly has qualifying figured out.

Can any team stop the Joe Gibbs Racing juggernaut?

If the domination exhibited by Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. at Richmond International Raceway is any indication, the answer is no.

NASCAR penalizes Newman, putting his Chase chances in doubt

Ryan Newman’s points deficit to make the Chase grew larger Wednesday after NASCAR announced penalties stemming from Sunday night’s Sprint Cup race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.

Edwards looking to join elite group with another Southern 500 win

The Southern 500 weekend at Darlington Raceway provides the perfect stage for teams and fans to celebrate NASCAR’s roots.

Edwards outlasts JGR teammate Hamlin to win Bristol pole

Carl Edwards saved his best qualifying run – but his fastest one – for last.

Truex frustrated with Stenhouse after qualifying block

Martin Truex Jr. has shown he has one of the fastest cars at Watkins Glen, but he will start Sunday's race from 14th.

Toyotas top practice again with Edwards leading the charge

The Toyotas were tops again in practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Competitors surprised, but commend Dale Jr. for decision to sit out

Many of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s fellow NASCAR competitors were just as surprised as everyone else when they learned the sport’s most popular driver was sitting out this weekend’s race at New Hampshire with concussion-like symptoms.

Edwards once again fastest in final practice

With less than two minutes remaining in Happy Hour, Carl Edwards knocked Martin Truex Jr. off the top of the speed chart with lap of 187.448 mph at Kentucky Speedway on Friday.

Carl Edwards tops rain-delayed Cup practice

Despite a rain delay and rubber washed from the track, Carl Edwards once again led the way in the Sprint Cup Series’ third practice session at Kentucky Speedway.

After first Cup practice, Goodyear says "no concerns right now"

Last year’s Quaker State 400 was the turning point for the Sprint Cup Series.

Edwards leads opening Cup practice at repaved Kentucky

Carl Edwards set the quick pace in the first practice for Saturday’s Quaker State 400 at Kansas Speedway on Thursday.