Published on August 4th, 2011 | by Michael J Smith1
Edwards Re-Signs With Roush Fenway Racing
Following a month of speculation, Carl Edwards has re-signed with Roush Fenway Racing, the organization announced. RFR said that Edwards has signed a multi-year deal that begins with the 2012 season.
RFR owner Jack Roush said:
We saw great potential in Carl a decade ago, and it’s been a thrill to watch him grow into one of the sports’ premier drivers behind the wheel of the No. 99. We didn’t take our past success for granted when we sat down with Carl to talk about his future. As an organization, we approach each week with an intense focus on being successful in the race to come. Carl’s position atop the points is a testament to that diligence.
I sincerely appreciate the amazing opportunity that Jack Roush has given me in this sport and am honored to race for him. As an organization, Roush Fenway provides the resources I need to win, and as a driver, that’s the most important thing. We’re having a fun season on the race track as we’re leading the points and in great position for the Chase. That’s the result of a lot of hard work from the men and women at Roush Fenway, Ford Motor Company and Roush Yates Engines. I really enjoy competing with this group and looking forward to continuing that relationship into the future.
In June, rumors started to circulate that Edwards was being heavily courted by Joe Gibbs Racing to take over driving duties of the No. 20 Home Depot Totoya. There was even a rumor recently that NAPA would leave Michael Waltrip Racing and move to JGR as a sponsor for a fourth team, allowing Edwards to move into the No. 20 car and Joey Logano would move to the fourth car with NAPA as the sponsor.
Those rumors were proven to be false, as Edwards has re-upped with RFR.