Carl Edwards is ready to go, but there’s a problem.
There’s no big prize in front of him.
Winless since March 2011, Edwards won’t be part of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup this season. When the driver who lost last year’s championship on a tiebreaker comes to the track for the final 10 races, there will be a void.
“Everything I’ve done this year has been geared toward these 10 races, and the idea of missing them… that wasn’t the plan,” Edwards told reporters after Friday’s Roush Fenway Racing sponsorship announcement at Chicagoland Speedway.
“I’m physically fit as I can be. I’m mentally fit. I’m prepared, and I feel like we’re ready to go, and there are still victories out there, but there’s not that huge goal, and that’s tough. I don’t know how to really put that into words.”
Whether it’s battling Kyle Busch for 13th in the standings or helping teammates Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle--both of whom qualified for NASCAR’s playoff--Edwards needs something to compens