Carl Edwards told NASCAR.com that he will not be competing in any Nationwide Series races this season as he plans to focus on his Sprint Cup title hopes. Last season Edwards lost the Sprint Cup title to Tony Stewart on a tie breaker.
“The way we’re approaching this season is, I’m not committing to any races right now,” Edwards said. “And as the season goes, if I decide I’m just a nervous ball of energy on Saturdays and I can’t function without going and racing — because that might be the case — then we’ll work to try to go [Nationwide] racing.”
Edwards has run full time in the Nationwide Series for the last seven seasons in cars provided by Roush Fenway Racing. During that time he has competed in 242 races, missing just one event in 2011 when he opted to stay and practice at Sonoma rather then run the Nationwide race at Elkhart Lake. He has 37 wins during that time and has 129 top-5’s and 173 finishes inside the top-10.
In 2007 he won the Nationwide Series title and second in t