Senator Carl Edwards?

Carl Edwards is trading in his helmet for a brief case? Political commentator and Columbia College professor Terry Smith predicts the recently retired NASCAR driver will challenge Claire McCaskill for the US Senate seat in Missouri. McCaskill's post is up for election in 2018. And you thought you had heard it all this silly season. "I believe firmly in the principles that the U.S. was founded upon. If I could help, I definitely would consider it." So, Edwards has left the door open. Carl ...

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Carl Edwards Is Retiring?

  Who saw that coming? Carl Edwards is hanging up his helmet. Until today, that was the LAST story line I was contemplating. The story could well have been how Edwards- after just missing out on a championship- would be a top contender for 2017. At 37-years old, Carl Edwards is right in racing's prime years. He's right at that crossroads where there's an ample supply of experience and energy. Articulate and physically fit, Edwards is a sponsor's dream, perhaps the most in demand d ...

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Roush Fenway Racing Cuts Are Needed Changes

At one time, Roush Fenway Racing was named among the NASCAR elites. Remember the days when they could and did have FIVE teams? Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, Mark Martin and Kurt Busch were a veritable all-star team- all making the 2005 Chase. During the course of their history, Jack Roush's drivers have won 135 Cup races and two championships. In the early 2000s, RFR was the standard bearer for Ford. It is said that it takes centuries to grow a forest and minutes to burn it dow ...

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Team 19’s Money Stop Delivers Edwards Victory

Eleven seconds. It's not much time, unless you work at a radio station and have that much dead air. An eleven second pit stop- a crazy fast pit stop, even by NASCAR standards- set the stage for Carl Edwards' victory at Texas Sunday, punching his ticket to compete for a championship at Homestead. You hear commentators talking about the money stop. An eleven second stop to put a driver out in the clean air is a money stop if ever there was one. For those that say NASCAR is not a sport, I po ...

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NASCAR Limits Xfinity Series “Buschwhacking”

No one will ever accuse NASCAR of the same inflexibility that has long dogged major league baseball. After years of fans complaining, the motorsports racing body has placed meaningful limits on how much driving the top-tier racers can participate in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series- a practice long known as "Buschwhacking," in a nod to the days when the division was known as the Busch Series. Now, veteran drivers with more than five years of fulltime Cup experience will be limited ...

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