Sprint Cup driver credits team for his success
After suffering a blown tire in Fontana last weekend, Carl Edwards fought back to round out the top ten and took the lead in the Sprint Cup Series standings by one point over Dale Earnhardt Jr. The Roush Fenway Racing driver has had a solid start to the 2014 season with two top-five finishes and four top-10s in the first five races of the 36 race schedule.
The Columbia, Mo. native last held the lead in 2013 when he secured the top spot after Richmond before the points were reset for the chase. Previously, Edwards’ led the standings for 24 out of the 36 weeks in 2011 when he tied for the Championship with Tony Stewart and was declared the runner-up due to fewer wins.
Edwards topped the standings for the first time in 2008 for two weeks in a season that was highlighted by nine victories. This year will mark Edwards’ 10th full year in the Sprint Cup Series, and fourth season that he has climbed to the top of the charts.
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