Edwards Not Worried About Sprint Cup Future
Carl Edwards is due to end his relationship with Roush Fenway Racing at the end of the current season, which potentially means that he will no longer have a team to race for next season. So far Roush have announced that they will be giving a full-time place on the team to Trevor Bayne who won the Daytona 500 back in 2011. This means that the other members on the team Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Edwards could mean that their places will not be renewed.
Stenhouse is on a long term deal and should therefore find himself still on the team and Biffle has commented on the fact that it is unlikely that he will not continue working with the team. Therefore there has been a focus on Edwards with thoughts that he might change teams at the end of the season.
It was first thought that there might be seats available for him at Penske and Richard Chidress Racing but these thoughts have been quashed. However, there have been rumours of Joe Gibbs Racing looking for a fourth driver to join Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth.
Edwards has been asked about his 2015 plans and whether worries about it are affecting his racing. He was very calm in his reply explaining that the press worry more about these things than the drivers. He stated that coming out and driving his best, working towards winning the championship was all that was on his mind at the moment. He did admit that Michigan was not a good race for him and is hoping that the win he took at Somona at the weekend cheered up the team who were not happy the week before.
Edwards has worked on the team since 2003 back when he was top rookie in NASCAR truck series and then was promoted to the cup team later. He has won 23 Cup race wins and twice getting a second place at the end of a season.