Edwards Ends 2010 with a Win Mooresville, NC (November 22, 2010) Ford Championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway was filled with drama and uncertainty, but Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards made winning look easy by dominating the...
Edwards Ends 2010 with a Win
Mooresville, NC (November 22, 2010) Ford Championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway was filled with drama and uncertainty, but Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards made winning look easy by dominating the Ford 400 and earning his second consecutive win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Edwards led 190 of the 267 laps and crossed the finish line a full 1.6 seconds ahead of now 5-time Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson. With his victory last weekend at Phoenix International Raceway, Edwards has now won back to back a total of five times in his career. Edwards and engine builder Roush Yates Engines are especially excited to win at Homestead because it gives them great momentum as they prepare for the 2011 season.
"For our team, to finish like this and be on the upswing that we are, this is as good as it gets," said Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford Fusion. "We have a new engine that we are working on that just keeps getting better and better."
Edwards is speaking of Ford's new FR9 engine, built by Roush Yates Engines, that has been ran by Roush Fenway Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports drivers throughout the second half of the 2010 season. Carl's second win with the FR9, coupled with two wins from Greg Biffle earlier this year, make Ford fans confident and eager to see what 2011 will bring when all Ford drivers will run Roush Yates' FR9 for the entire season.
"I want to congratulate Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, and Matt Kenseth for finishing 4th, 5th, and 6th in the Chase for the Championship this year," said Doug Yates, CEO of Roush Yates Engines. "I also want to commend Richard Petty Motorsports' drivers A.J. Allmendinger and Aric Almirola for finishing out the season strong with 4th and 5th place runs. I can't wait to get to Daytona next year with all of our drivers running the FR9."
Carl Edwards wasn't the only Roush Yates driver in Victory Lane this weekend. Charles Davis Jr. wrapped up his second consecutive Wingless ASCS Canyon Region Championship on Friday in the #50 Massey Motorsports car; earning Roush Yates Engines their sixth championship win of the season.
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