A week ago a rumor was started that Carl Edwards may head to Penske Racing to drive the No. 22 car with sponsorship from Shell/Pennzoil. The driver, who is not currently in the chase for the sprint cup, shot down that rumor earlier today.
While Edwards declined to talk about the specifics of his contract with Roush Fenway Racing he did say the following.
“I will be driving the #99 Fastenal Ford next year. I’ve never explored the option of driving the #22 car. That’s why it took me so long to mention to you guys, I thought that was so silly that it had traction, but I guess it had.Does that satisfy you guys? Is there any other part of it that I have not addressed?”
Edwards then said he did not know if Shell could sponsor his car next season. “I’ve never spoken with anyone at Shell. No one has brought that up. So that would be a good question for Steve [Newmark].”
Knowing that he will be driving the No. 99 Ford Fusion for Jack Roush is what has the veteran “excited” about 2013.