- United States
- Full Name
- Carl Michael Edwards
- Columbia, MO
- Date of Birth
- First Year
- Last Year
Carl Edwards is a retired American stock car racing driver. After nearly winning the 2016 Cup Series championship, Edwards shocked the NASCAR community and announced his retirement in January of 2017 at age 38.
After working his way into the Truck Series, Edwards impressed owner Jack Roush, who hired him to drive for Roush Racing. He picked up three wins and Rookie of the Year honors in 2003, then won three more races in 2004, while making his Cup Series debut.
Running both the Xfinity and Cup Series schedule in 2005, Edwards picked up both his first wins in each series at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March. In 2007 he captured the Xfinity Series championship while finishing 9th in the Cup Series standings.
Four years later, Edwards nearly won the 2011 Cup Series title, losing a tiebreaker to Tony Stewart. Edwards spent three more season with Roush Fenway Racing, before moving to Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2015 season. With Gibbs, he finished fifth (2015) and fourth (2016) in points before his surprise retirement.
After each victory (28 in Cup, 38 in Xfinity, and 6 in Trucks), Edwards would do his trademark backflip in on the start/finish line in celebration.
Cup Career Highlights
- 2011 NASCAR All-Star Race winner
- 2015 Coca-Cola 600 winner
- 2015 Southern 500 winner
- 2003 NASCAR Truck Series Rookie of the Year
- 2005 NASCAR Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year
- 2007 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion
- 2007 NASCAR Xfinity Series Most Popular Driver
|Season||Team||Start||Pole||Win||Top-5||Top-10||DNF||Laps Comp||Lead Lap Fin||Laps Led||Races Led||DNQ||WD|
|2004||Roush Fenway Racing||13||0||0||1||5||2||4056||8||15||1||0||0|
|2005||Roush Fenway Racing||36||2||4||13||18||1||10358||26||434||12||0||0|
|2006||Roush Fenway Racing||36||0||0||10||20||3||10347||28||189||14||0||0|
|2007||Roush Fenway Racing||36||1||3||11||15||4||9976||29||515||12||0||0|
|2008||Roush Fenway Racing||36||1||9||19||27||2||10603||30||1282||21||0||0|
|2009||Roush Fenway Racing||36||0||0||7||14||3||10218||30||164||12||0||0|
|2010||Roush Fenway Racing||36||3||2||9||19||2||10575||32||427||13||0||0|
|2011||Roush Fenway Racing||36||3||1||19||26||0||10393||31||903||25||0||0|
|2012||Roush Fenway Racing||36||1||0||3||13||2||9968||25||254||5||0||0|
|2013||Roush Fenway Racing||36||2||2||9||16||2||10235||30||524||16||0||0|
|2014||Roush Fenway Racing||36||0||2||7||14||2||10457||27||135||11||0||0|
|2015||Joe Gibbs Racing||36||3||2||7||15||2||10269||29||376||21||0||0|
|2016||Joe Gibbs Racing||36||6||3||9||18||6||10303||26||918||17||0||0|