Welcome, NASCAR race fans, to my NASCAR blog. Yesterday I talked about twelfth place finisher, Brian Vickers. Today is about eleventh place finisher, Carl Edwards.
Carl won nine races last year, the NASCAR Sprint Cup series high. And almost won the Championship. Not so this year. He didn’t win a single race in 2009. In fact, except for Matt Kenseth winning the first two races of the year, Roush Fenway’s five teams were winless. Carl was expected to step up to the plate when the Chase for the Sprint Cup began, but that never happened.
Carl started the Chase in ninth, but went winless and finished in eleventh. He had only three top tens in the Chase, with no top fives. He finished 39th at Lowes and Texas, which is really unusual for Carl.
Every week, we all looked for Carl to win, but that never happened. He did, however, finish second in points in NASCAR Nationwide Series competition. He’s planning on running again full time in 2010. I’m not sure that’s such a good idea. It looks like if he does well in one series, the other one suffers. Maybe he should give his ride to Colin Braun and only compete part time. It doesn’t look like anyone can win both championships. He needs to choose which is more important. At least in my opinion.
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