Published on July 30th, 2014 | by Michael J Smith0
JGR Considering Fourth Team?
Joe Gibbs Racing owner and namesake Joe Gibbs avoided questions about Carl Edwards’ rumored move to his race team by saying that the team had nothing to announce at this time.
Roush Fenway Racing announced their 2015 lineup and confirmed that Edwards was leaving the team at season’s end.
But, Gibbs did hint that his race team, which fields Toyota Camrys for Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, and Matt Kenseth, is taking a hard look at adding a fourth team.
We’ve been [preparing for a fourth team] each and every year. But it’s so hard to do that, we haven’t been able to get it done. But I think we’re taking a serious look at it this year. … When Carl’s name came up during this year … almost everybody recognizes Carl as being somebody I think is a star. Because of that, there are a lot of teams that have tried to entice him.
Richard Childress Racing was said to be one of those teams. But, Edwards reportedly turned them down.
Still, remember that Edwards was expected to replace Joey Logano in the No. 20 a few years ago, but he ultimately decided to re-sign with Roush Fenway Racing, even though JGR reportedly offered him $18 million. While that isn’t the case this time around, Edwards could end up someplace else. You never know anything in this business until it is announced.