Stock Car Racing
#99 Carl Edwards
|Car||#99 Ford Fusion|
|Crew Chief||Jimmy Fennig|
|Birthday||AUG 15, 1979|
After nine seasons being primarily paired with Bob Osborne, Carl Edwards enters the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series campaign with a new crew chief as veteran Jimmy Fennig moves into the role. Fennig, who led Kurt Busch to a series championship in 2004, has moved from the 17 team to try and get Edwards back into championship contention. Edwards is coming off a 2012 season that saw him go winless and miss the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. What he’s hoping for is a return to form that has seen him win more races in a season than anyone (nine in 2008) and finish second in the championship race two times (2008 and 2011).
Winning races and championships on NASCAR’s highest level is something Edwards knows how to do. He has 19 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories, which ties him for 10th on the all-time Ford list with the late Davey Allison. In addition, he ranks fourth on the all-time NASCAR Nationwide Series win list with 38, which included four victories in his championship season of 2007. Edwards made his debut with owner Jack Roush in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2003 and promptly earned Rookie of the Year honors after winning three races and finishing eighth in the point standings.
* Edwards replaced Jeff Burton in the No. 99 Ford and made his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Michigan in August 2004, where he finished 10th.
* While trying to move through the weekly racing series ranks, Edwards had business cards made up touting his skills and would pass them out to prospective owners in need of a driver.
* Carl and his wife, Kate, have two children, Annie and Michael.
DID YOU KNOW?
Edwards became the first driver in NASCAR history to win his first Sprint Cup and Nationwide races in the same weekend when he swept both events at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March 2005.