He followed that up with a controversial win at the first Nationwide race of the season at Gateway, turning Brad Keselowski coming off the final turn to win the race. During the post-race interview on Victory Lane, Edwards commented on the race, saying, “This is the biggest win of my career”. At Texas, Edwards ran well, until he made an unscheduled pit stop to check the lug on the car, sending him back to 30th, but was able to charge through over a course of laps to finish 8th. After the Good Sam Club , he was in a tight points battle with Tony Stewart , but Stewart won the championship by holding off Edwards to win the Ford Xfinity Series Drivers’ Champions.

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NASCAR Driver Carl Edwards & Crew Help Unveil New Aflac Wingman Bead of Courage

He has appeared in Aflac Commercials with the Aflac duck when Edwards was sponsored by Aflac, from to Edwards kept quiet for months over the rumors. Retrieved October 13, Burton Kenseth J. My hats off to him. On November 12, Edwards broke the track-record for the fastest qualifying lap at Phoenix International Raceway scoring his 6th career pole.

In a post race interview Edwards said “I’m disappointed but Jamie did a good job on the restart. He also dominated nearly the whole race as he led of laps, holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.


This is a pure, simple, personal decision. Edwards’ season was a slow start in This isn’t the first time the Aflac duck, a pop icon, has helped raise awareness for pediatric cancer.


Edwards was born on August 15, in Columbia, Missouri. Retrieved January 11, For children fighting cancer and other serious illnesses, each bead tells a story of hope and represents a step on the road to recovery.

The win was his second consecutive and sixth of the season.

He was rumored to be considering a run against Claire McCaskill for her U. Archived from the original on The Showcases were NASCAR-themed, with a trip to the Coca-Cola and a Camping World trailer featured in one Showcase, while the other featured the debut of zflac new garage door prop for the “ultimate garage” Showcase afoac featured tools and a hybrid version of his Ford Fusion racer.

Despite the payback, Edwards took responsibility for the collision stating: For the rest of the season, Edwards raced with consistency and made the Chase field.

NASCAR’s Carl Edwards & the Aflac Duck help kids find a wingman | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Retrieved 24 July Heading into the tri-oval with the lead, Nascaar turned down into Brad Keselowski ‘s path. He rebounded at Las Vegas with a terrific run. That’s definitely my fault. On May 2, Edwards announced that he had signed a multi-year contract to remain with Roush Fenway Racing. Edwards won his second race of the year at Richmond in Septemberassuming the lead on a cycle of pit stops and holding off Kurt Busch in the last laps, earning him an additional three points for Chase seeding.


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Carl began his season on a low-note, wrecking in the ending of the Daytona and losing the draft late in the race in Atlanta. Seizing on the popularity of Edwards’ trademark celebrations, Ford ran several “Overactive Adrenaline Disorder” commercials in [32] featuring a “young Carl” performing backflips in his baby crib, off a couch, and off a doctors exam table. At Texas, Edwards started on pole and nascsr Jimmie Johnson for the lead on several restarts, before his engine blew up and he finished 37th.

Edwards was fined driver points and stripped his 10 bonus points for the Las Vegas win which would be used to seed him in the Chase for Championship should he make the Chase. He ended the season with a 12th-place finish at Homestead, and a 13th-place finish in the final points standings.

Edwards passed Andrew Ranger for second and recovered from nsacar his tires on the restart to catch up with dominant leader Marcos Ambrose.

Jack Roush John W. He was propelled higher when he was hit by Ryan Newmanwhose hood was destroyed, and flipped airborne into the catch fence. Wins Top tens Poles 6.

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