Concord, NC (March 24, 2005) -- It only took 17 NEXTEL Cup, six Busch Series and 11 Craftsman Truck Series starts for Carl Edwards to achieve victory. At Atlanta Motor Speedway this past weekend, Edwards became the 11th driver to score a victory...
Concord, NC (March 24, 2005) -- It only took 17 NEXTEL Cup, six Busch Series and 11 Craftsman Truck Series starts for Carl Edwards to achieve victory. At Atlanta Motor Speedway this past weekend, Edwards became the 11th driver to score a victory in each one NASCAR premier three series. In his short career at Roush Racing, Edwards has achieved many firsts and the following outlines some of those high-points.
* Edwards's first start with Roush Racing was in the No. 99 Superchips F-150 at Daytona International Speedway in February of 2003.
* Edwards first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win came on July 12, 2003 at Kentucky Speedway in the No. 99 Superchips F-150.
* Two weeks ago Edwards won his first Busch Series pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway then followed that up with a pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
* Edwards's first Busch Series win came this past weekend in the No. 60 Charter Ford at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
* August 22, 2004 marked Edwards's first career start in the NEXTEL Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway in the No. 99 Roush Racing Ford. The car carried a special Green Lantern paint scheme and Edwards went on to finish 10th, one of only five active NEXTEL Cup drivers to finish inside the top 10 in their first career Cup start.
* Edwards won his first career NEXTEL Cup race at the Golden Corral 500 on March 20, 2005 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Edwards celebrated by doing a back flip off his No. 99 Scotts Ford.
* This past weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway Edwards became the first driver ever to post both his career-first NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victories in the same weekend.
* For the first time in his career, Edwards is leading the Busch Series point standings with 795 points.
In just over two years Edwards has made quite a splash in NASCAR. At 25 Edwards is poised to become one of NASCAR's hero's on and off the track so stay tuned, there are more "first's" to come.
Roush Racing is a subsidiary of Livonia, Mich., based Roush Industries that operates ten motorsports teams; five in NASCAR Nextel Cup with drivers Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards; three in the Busch Series with Martin, Kenseth and Edwards, and two in the Craftsman Truck Series with drivers Ricky Craven and Todd Kluever.