Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 10/31/13
When Carl Edwards was the surprise winner at Richmond International Raceway in the 26th and final race of NASCAR's Sprint Cup regular season, it appeared as if the tide may be turning in favor of Roush Fenway Racing. The victory at RIR, combined with a short but wretched slump by Jimmie Johnson, meant that Edwards ended the regular season as the Sprint Cup points leader, even if only for a brief moment before the points were reset for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Even team founder and co-owner Jack Roush, hardly a man known for spewing false bravado, seemed unusually emboldened following the Edwards triumph. "I think as I look at the engine, as I look at the car, as I look at the racetracks in front of us in the Chase, I think that we've got more momentum than we've ever had as we look at it going forward," said Roush. Likewise, Edwards and teammate Greg Biffle, who also made the Chase, were equally bullish. "We're gonna win the championship," Edwards said unequivocally. "That'...
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