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Carl Edwards hoped to convert his pole-winning qualifying effort into a solid finish at Texas Motor Speedway, but his run lasted just 187 laps before the engine expired on Sunday.
"I think a valve spring broke and now they can't get the spark plug out or anything so it beat up that cylinder pretty bad," Edwards said. "We don't usually have a lot of engine trouble. Doug Yates and the guys at Roush Yates Engines build great engines. I feel bad for everyone at Aflac. We had such a great weekend going. The car, during the middle part of the race we were struggling but we were starting to get it worked out."
Edwards led six different times for a total of 38 laps. He entered the weekend 10th in the Sprint Cup standings, but was scored 37th when the No. 99 Ford retired to the garage.
"We will just go on to Phoenix and hopefully get another win there and go to Homestead. We gotta get in the top-10 so we can go to Vegas one way or another."
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Fort Worth, TX- It was supposed to go much different in today’s AAA 500 for Carl Edwards.
The Columbia, Missouri native barely won the pole Friday afternoon nipping defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski by a mere nine inches when equated out. He was so happy to win a pole at the Texas Motor Speedway and was visibly ecstatic.
He said with their performance...
The spoilers stole the show Friday in qualifying for the AAA Texas 500.
Carl Edwards, who is 10th in the standings and 76 points behind co-leaders Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson, posted the top lap of 196.114 mph. Edwards' 13th career pole -- and his first at Texas Motor Speedway -- knocked Brad Keselowski off of the provisional pole.
Johnson was third on the speed chart,...
Carl Edwards put his Aflac Ford Fusion on the pole for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway by putting down a lap of 27.535 seconds on Friday. He narrowly beat out Brad Keselowski who turned a lap of 27.537 seconds. Jimmie Johnson, Paul Menard, and Kyle Busch[...]
Carl Edwards started the race off leading laps as Jimmie Johnson got hot and took over the race lead on lap 10. The first caution though came out on lap 15 for debris. The cars all pit except for Michael McDowell and Carl Edwards won the race off pit road.
The race restarts and Carl Edwards was back leading laps. Jimmie Johnson was getting hot again and took the race lead...
FORDS OUT FRONT -- It's no secret that 2013 has been a disappointing season for the Ford contingent, with 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski missing the Chase for the Sprint Cup and Roush Fenway Racing teammates Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle out of championship contention. But you'd never know that Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, where Edwards captured...
In NASCAR racing, nice guys don't finish last.
Jimmie Johnson proved that again Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway as he won his 66th career Sprint Cup race.
Despite taking a seven-point lead in his quest for a sixth championship over another nice guy -- Matt Kenseth, who finished fourth -- it's unlikely the race or the title hunt will monopolize the water cooler talk this...
Only once before has Texas Motor Speedway experienced the kind of domination that was put on display last Sunday. While Carl Edwards and Roush Fenway Racing started the weekend by taking pole and looked to solidify their legacy at the 1.5-mile oval, it was another driver that sought to stamp his legacy on the asphalt.
Jimmie Johnson was locked in a tight points battle with Matt...
Carl Edwards will lead a field of 43 cars to the green flag on Sunday for the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The No. 99 car of Edwards will be joined on the front row by Brad Keselowski in the No. 2.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has three races left on its schedule, the first of which will take place this weekend at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway located in Fort Worth...
Fort Worth, TX- What a thrilling finish for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying at the Texas Motor Speedway this afternoon.
Defending series champion Brad Keselowski set the quick time midway through the qualifying session with a lap of 196.100 mph in his No. 2 Miller Lite Ford. With only a few cars left it looked like “Bad Brad” would be on top at the end of the day and...