Carl Edwards Articles

Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro Prior to NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship, Tony Stewart stated that his inclusion in the playoffs may simply be wasting a spot in lieu of another, more worthy contender. Three victories later, the two-time Cup champion...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Vito Pugliese There’s a reason why Talladega continues to endure and endear itself to NASCAR Nation. Vito Pugliese provides a first-hand account of this past weekend’s racing from the 2.66-mile behemoth. While some experiments and...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Carl Edwards No one driver wins the Chase at Talladega, but many lose it. Edwards did neither, which is a good thing for him. Expect top-10 runs from here on out. 2. Matt Kenseth Edwards’ teammate and the 2003 champ,...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro And then, there were five. So it seems. Maybe. The one thing that is beyond debate is Clint Bowyer’s continued strength on NASCAR’s plate tracks. Bowyer made a last-lap pass of teammate Jeff Burton in the Good Sam Club 500 at...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Tom Bowles So what would you do with $13 million? In this economy, that’s a dollar amount that makes most middle-class Americans drool. It’ll certainly make major athletes jealous, too, after all, that’s more than the highest-paid NHL, NBA...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Jimmie Johnson  Haven’t we seen this movie before? Summer turns to fall and the 48 team shifts into another gear that no one else has, and that it seemed to be hiding all along. 2. Carl Edwards  Edwards’ tough-...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro For those who have followed Jimmie Johnson’s five-year reign in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, his performance in the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup is none-too-alarming. A deceptive 10th-place run to start the playoffs,...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Jimmie Johnson  Attention race fans: Do not count Jimmie Johnson out of the Chase until he is mathematically eliminated (which probably will not happen). Thank you. That is all. 2. Carl Edwards  The preseason...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson entered Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway ranked ninth and 10th in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup — in 28- and 29-point holes. Many were already throwing dirt on Johnson’s bid...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Mike Neff For the last four years on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit, the mantra has been the same at the start of the Chase: Jimmie Johnson doesn’t have another title in him this season. Or crew chief Chad Knaus is behind the times. Or this...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Tony Stewart  Difficult to place him anywhere else. Smoke has two consecutive wins and an average finish of fourth over the last four weeks. Lean & mean after shedding the dead weight. 2. Jeff Gordon ...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Tom Bowles NASCAR is a sport defined by individual success. Just one driver and team, not an entire motorsports operation, gets crowned with a series title. But like it or not, team cars working together at NASCAR’s highest level have had...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro Just days ago, Tony Stewart called himself an underdog in the Chase for the Championship. Two weeks prior, he wondered aloud whether his No. 14 team even deserved a spot in NASCAR’s playoffs. On Monday, Stewart proved he’s no...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship gets rolling this weekend in New Hampshire … no, wait … Chicago. Yeah, that’s right, Chicagoland Speedway. Answer me this: Could the sanctioning body have awarded the date to a track more...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Vito Pugliese NASCAR’s version of the playoffs gets started this weekend in Chicago, just as Major League Baseball is winding down, the NFL regular season is heating up and fantasy football geeks are going berserk. I say that lovingly mind...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Jeff Gordon  The four-time champ has averaged a 3.25-place finish over the last month. Gordon is looking like the “Wonderboy” of old at just the right time. 2. Jimmie Johnson  It looks as if his biggest threat...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro The final 300 miles of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ regular season were some of the most intense of 2011. Chase bubble boys Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin were involved in a lap 8 wreck; Chase longshot...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro It’s been almost 19 years since a 20-year-old Jeff Gordon made his first NASCAR Sprint Cup start. The day was November 15, 1992; the race the Hooter’s 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. And it would go down as the most notable of...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: Pure Michigan 400 Location: Brooklyn, Mich. When: Sunday, Aug. 21 TV: ESPN (1:00 p.m. EST) 2010 Winners: Denny Hamlin (June), Kevin Harvick (Aug.) June 2011 Winner: Denny Hamlin Specs: 2-mile D-...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Kyle Busch  Leads the series in top 5s (12) and is tied for the lead in wins (3) and top 10s (14). He also leads all drivers in best looking wife/girlfriend (and there’s some stiff competition there). 2. Jimmie...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Tom Bowles It happens in every sport, every year: the end-of-season playoff push causes fans to lose focus on what’s really important. With so many teams battling simply to make it into the postseason, others that have dominated for months...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Kyle Busch  For the second race in a row, Busch overcame issues that hindered his early-race gains to post a top-10 finish. The runner-up at Pocono finds him just 11 points out of the points lead. 2. Jimmie Johnson...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Vito Pugliese Washington and Wall Street were in Mylanta mode on Thursday, as the stock market imploded, losing 512 points. Larger-than-expected gains by General Motors could not buoy the economic realities of being sunk financially, out of...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Carl Edwards  Edwards has been first or second in the point standings after 17 of the 19 races this year. It may be tight at the top, but as others come and go, Carl remains. 2. Kyle Busch  Kyle claims the flat...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
Carl Edwards
Drive for Five Complete, Now It’s Time for a Six Pack Jimmie Johnson’s run of five straight NASCAR Sprint Cup titles will one day be appreciated for the historical feat that it is. While some wonder if Johnson’s domination of NASCAR’s Chase for...
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3 years ago

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