Bad luck continues for Edwards at Daytona, Kenseth goes out while leading

Carl Edwards, Trevor Bayne and Brad Keselowski and 6 others got together on lap 137. Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch drop out with car problems.

Carl Edwards has been in four wrecks at Daytona since the initial test was held and his bad luck continued today during the Daytona 500 when he got caught up in a multi-car wreck on the 137th lap.

It started when Trevor Bayne and Brad Keselowski came together while running with a cluster of other cars. Josh Wise, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Terry Labonte, Kurt Busch, David Ragan, Austin Dillon and David Gilliland.

It was just an unfortunate event.

David Ragan

“I was on the brakes as hard as I could, but I couldn’t miss then,” Dillon said.

Ragan stated, “All I saw was the No. 2 (Keselowski) coming across the race track, so I don’t know if he cut down a tire or if he spun or if someone hooked him. I just saw him coming up the race track, and I hit the guy in front of me and the guy behind me hits me. It was just an unfortunate event. We had some speed in our Ford.”

When racing resumed, Matt Kenseth continued at the point with teammate Denny Hamlin close behind and following the front duo was Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Mark Martin and Martin Truex Jr., all in Toyotas, continued to lead the way.

After taking the green flag, Kenseth’s Toyota started emitting smoke, and he pitted and car was pushed to the garage.

Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

“I’m not sure what happened; could have been transmission or motor,” he said. “It was unfortunate as we had a really fast car. We did the right thing all day, but it didn’t work out.”

Two laps later, Busch pitted and the team raised the hood, looking to be frustrated with the situation. His car was also taken to the garage.

“It didn’t give me any warning,” Busch said. “We were running 1-2-3 and now we are dropping like flies.”

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Terry Labonte , Kurt Busch , Trevor Bayne , Martin Truex Jr. , Carl Edwards , Clint Bowyer , David Gilliland , Eric Gilbert , Josh Wise , Brad Keselowski , David Ragan , Denny Hamlin , Ricky Stenhouse Jr. , Austin Dillon , Kyle Busch , Mark Martin
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing
Article type Breaking news
Tags busch, daytona, edwards, ford, gibbs, kenseth, nascar-cup, roush, toyota