It’s no secret the 2012 season hasn’t gone to plan for Carl Edwards and his No.99 team.
After 17 races this season, the 2011 Sprint Cup championship runner-up is eleventh in the standings heading into Saturday night’s race at Daytona International Speedway.
“I’ve thought about it a lot this week,” said Edwards Thursday at Daytona. “This is a tough place to decide how aggressive to be because as easily as you can go have a top-five finish and have a great night, you can be backwards in the grass frustrated, so this race is one I think that if it goes well, it could be very good.
“If it goes bad, it’s gonna be tough, so we’ve got to be very smart.”
Last weekend at Kentucky Speedway, Edwards was well on his way to a top-five finish. However, with four laps to go, he was forced to relinquish his position on the track to pit for fuel.
Edwards finished the race that night in twentieth.
After the race, it was obvious that the man who tied for the championship one year ago was feeling the f...