Carl Edwards

Carl Michael Edwards, II ( born August 15, 1979 in Columbia, Missouri) is an American NASCAR driver. Roush Fenway Racing for He drives in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. In Sprint Cup he drives a Ford Fusion with the number 99 in the Nationwide Series with Edwards is a Ford Mustag at the start. Is sponsored race number 60 of his old sponsors in the Sprint Cup, Scotts Miracle - Gro, Dish Network and the World Financial Group.

  • 4.1 Sprint Cup
  • 4.2 Nationwide Series
  • 4.3 Craftsman Truck Series


In his childhood, he saw his father at car races, so she decided to follow in his footsteps. His father went heavily modified touring cars, so-called " Modifieds " and " Sprint Cars " of the USAC, that is high-powered race car for loose ground or asphalt roads, for more than 40 years and won over 200 races. The career of Edwards began in 1993 when he went at the age of 13 years in racing the Mini - Sprint Series at the start. The following year, he won four races of the series on race tracks in Missouri and Illinois. In the years 1995 and 1996, he won a total of 14 races.

In 1997, Edwards joined Dirt racing on loose surfaces and drove in the Modified Division of the International Motor Contest Association. In 1998 he was awarded the Rookie of the Year in the Capital Speedway in Holt Summit, Missouri. In 1999, he won 13 races in this division on the Speedway and won as the distance championship of NASCAR.


The next step in Edwards ' career came in 2002, when he for MB Motorsports was launched in seven races in the Craftsman Truck Series. The best result was an eighth place at the Kansas Speedway. In the same year Edwards also drove a race in the Busch Series, now Nationwide Series, for Bost Motorsports at the Gateway International Raceway, which he finished 38th. Nevertheless, Jack Roush was impressed by the achievements and took Edwards under contract. Edwards graduated in 2003 his first full season in the Craftsman Truck Series and drove a sponsored by Superchips Ford F -150 with starting number 99 with three wins this season and eighth place at the end of the championship, he secured the title of Rookie of the Year. In the 2004 season, he also won three races, including the opening race of the season, the Florida Dodge Dealers 250 at the Daytona International Speedway. Edwards finished the season in fourth place in the championship. In August 2004, he also completed his debut in the still referred to at the time as Nextel Cup Sprint Cup when he replaced Jeff Burton, who left the team at Roush. His first race in the Ford Taurus with the number 99 on the Michigan International Speedway, he finished in tenth place. Similarly, Edwards went the remaining races of the season in this car in the Sprint Cup at the start. In 2004, Edwards went also another race in the Nationwide Series, this time for Robby Benton Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway.

In the 2005 season, Edwards became a full- time driver in both the Sprint Cup and the Nationwide Series. On 19 March 2005, he won the Aaron's 312 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia his first race in the Nationwide Series. Just a day later, he hit Jimmie Johnson by a margin of 0.02 seconds of the Golden Corral 500 at the same track and took as his first victory in the Sprint Cup. Until then, this double victory still no driver was succeeded on this route. Also, Edwards is the first rider to score his first win in the Nationwide Series and the Sprint Cup on a weekend.

On 12 June 2005, Edwards clinched his second victory in the Sprint Cup Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The third victory was on 30 October at the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 ​​at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where he already was able to score his first victory in the Sprint Cup in the spring.

The fifth win came at Texas Motor Speedway. Edwards was the tenth rider to win there, but already the fifth for Roush Racing. The he was already down the final race of the 2004 season in the Sprint Cup, he was not allowed to participate in the competition of the best newcomer of the series. The Cup itself, he finished in third place. The 2006 season was much worse. Edwards could not achieve victory and the best finish was a second place finish at Michigan Speedway. Accordingly, he fell in the championship back in twelfth place.

On 18 May 2007, Edwards clinched the pole position for the NASCAR Nextel All-Star Challenge 2007. He led near the 40 laps of the race, fell in the final laps but in third place back and so missed the main event. On June 17, Edwards won 52 races without a win after the Citizens Bank 400 Quick, he won on August 25, 2007, his second race of the season with the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. In an interview after the race he commented this victory as the biggest win of his career. After the first 26 races of the season Edwards was in sixth place in the championship and qualified for the second time after 2004 for the Chase for the Nextel Cup. On September 23, he won the Dodge Dealers 400 at Dover International Speedway his third win of the season. It was noted during the subsequent inspection of his race car, that he had rear right below the minimum height. Edwards was allowed to keep his victory, but got 25 points in the championship standings deducted as penalty. At the end of the season, he finished ninth in the championship.

At the start of the 2008 season Edwards won the second race of the season, the Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. A week later, he won the UAW - Dodge 400 For the third race in Atlanta had to Edwards because of an oil filter that did not comply with the regulations, give all his previous championship points. His fourth win of the season Edwards won the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono. In April he won his third race of the season with the Samsung 500. This was followed by victories at the UAW - Dodge 400 in Las Vegas, the 3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway and the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. In the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2008, he won the Camping World RV Rental 250, the Missouri - Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 and the Carfax 250

In the ninth race of the 2009 season, the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, he survived a serious accident uninjured. The hitherto leading Edwards touched on the last corner the second-place Brad Keselowski to date, as if to block its track. This Edwards turned so that his car got under air, easily took off and collided with the front of the third-ranked Ryan Newman. Edwards ' car was because of the collision catapulted into the air, turned in flight once around its own axis, and then slammed into the catch fence. Edwards escaped the accident unhurt, crossed the finish line on foot and was seen in 24th place. However, seven spectators were injured by flying debris.

In 2011, he stood for a long time at the top of the Sprint Cup, but was beaten in the last race of the season the same number of points Tony Stewart, as this could decide five runs of its own. Edwards himself won only the Kobalt Tools 400 in Las Vegas, as well as the Sprint Cup All- Star Race, which does not, however, count towards the championship.


Carl Edwards already appeared on the covers of ESPN The Magazine and Men's Health, and presented his muscular torso. Unlike many other NASCAR drivers Edwards spends a lot of time with fitness.


  • On 6 June 2007 Edwards won the Prelude to the Dream Eldora Speedway on, a charity race on loose ground, which is, among other things, organized by Tony Stewart, the owner of the Speedway. In addition to drivers of other motor sport disciplines and over 20 of the Sprint Cup drivers participated.
  • During the race weekend of the Auto Club 500 Edwards took part in filming for the fifth season of the television series 24 of FOX. In it, he plays the Homeland Security Agent Jim Hall.
  • Popular Edwards is with the fans because of his backflips, which he celebrates after each victory. Due to this popularity turned Ford several commercials in which undertakes a young Carl backflips from the cot, sofa and others.


Sprint Cup




  • Ford 400 ( Homestead -Miami Speedway )
  • Kobalt Tools 500 ( Phoenix International Raceway )


  • Ford 400 ( Homestead -Miami Speedway )
  • Dickies 500 ( Texas Motor Speedway )
  • Pep Boys Auto 500 ( Atlanta Motor Speedway )
  • Sharpie 500 ( Bristol Motor Speedway )
  • 3M Performance 400 ( Michigan International Speedway )
  • UAW - Dodge 400 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway )
  • Auto Club 500 ( Auto Club Speedway )
  • Samsung 500 ( Texas Motor Speedway )
  • Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 ( Pocono Raceway )


  • Citizens Bank 400 ( Michigan International Speedway )
  • Sharpie 500 ( Bristol Motor Speedway )
  • Dodge Dealers 400 ( Dover International Speedway )


  • Golden Corral 500 ( Atlanta Motor Speedway )
  • Pocono 500 ( Pocono Raceway )
  • Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 ​​( Atlanta Motor Speedway )
  • Dickies 500 ( Texas Motor Speedway )

Nationwide Series



  • O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 (Texas Motor Speedway )


  • Bucyrus 200 ( Road America )
  • Missouri - Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 ( Gateway International Raceway )
  • O'Reilly Challenge ( Texas Motor Speedway )
  • Able Body Labor 200 ( Phoenix International Raceway )


  • NAPA Auto Parts 200 ( Circuit Gilles -Villeneuve )
  • 250 (Milwaukee Mile )
  • Virginia 529 College Savings 250 (Richmond International Raceway )
  • Able Body Labor 200 ( Phoenix International Raceway )


  • Ford 300 ( Homestead -Miami Speedway )
  • Hefty Odor Block 200 (Phoenix International Raceway )
  • Emerson Radio 250 (Richmond International Raceway )
  • Carfax 250 (Michigan International Speedway )
  • Missouri - Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 ( Gateway International Raceway )
  • Camping World RV Rental 250 (Milwaukee Mile )



  • Carquest Auto Parts 300 ( Lowe 's Motor Speedway )
  • Federated Auto Parts 300 ( Nashville Superspeedway )
  • New England 200 (New Hampshire International Speedway )
  • Busch Silver Celebration 250 ( Gateway International Raceway )


  • Aaron's 312 (Atlanta Motor Speedway )
  • Funai 250 (Richmond International Raceway )
  • Meijer 300 presented by Oreo (Kentucky Speedway )
  • Ameriquest 300 (California Speedway )
  • Arizona 200 presented by Walk the Line (Phoenix International Raceway )

Craftsman Truck Series


  • Florida Dodge Dealers 250 ( Daytona International Speedway )
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 (Kansas Speedway )
  • O'Reilly 200 presented by Valvoline Maxlife (Bristol Motor Speedway )


  • Built Ford Tough 225 (Kentucky Speedway )
  • Power Stroke Diesel 200 ( Indianapolis Raceway Park )
  • Toyota Tundra 200 ( Nashville Superspeedway )