Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/12/14

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 03: NASCAR driver Carl Edwards speaks to the media prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week NMPA Myers Brothers Awards at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino on December 3, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
FORT WORTH, Texas Carl Edwards could briefly relate with what he does for a career with members of the Fort Worth SWAT team Wednesday afternoon. "When I was taking that first step rappelling, taking that first step out the window," said Edwards, who rappelled outside a six-story building at the Fort Worth Police & Fire Training Center. "That's a lot like driving that car 205 mph down in the corner for the first time of the weekend in Texas. You're like 'Man I hope all this works out. I hope all the nuts and bolts are tight.'" Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Fastenal Ford, got an up-close look at what members of the SWAT team do Wednesday. Edwards, who showed up at the event in a SWAT armored vehicle, started his afternoon by watching Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage shoot a variety of weapons on a gun range. Edwards then got some hands-on training with the rappelling exploits. He followed that up with a trip to a simulation room in which an armed Edwards had second...
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