Originally written on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 11/8/14

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Carl Edwards, driver of the #60 Ortho Ford, sits in his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Everyone is talking about last weekend’s race in Phoenix and what happened. The talk of the Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon melee and Jimmie Johnson’s cut tire crash with major championship implications are stealing the show for Homestead this weekend. That’s all fine and dandy and I wouldn’t expect anything else, but what everyone may sleep on is how Carl Edwards could steal the show this weekend and end up in victory lane in the Ford EcoBoost 400. This season hasn’t been the one that many thought would happen for Edwards. He’s 15th in the standings and has yet to win a race. Coming into this race last year he had title hopes on the line as he ended up tying Tony Stewart for the championship, losing on a tiebreaker. This year, he only has three top fives and just 13 top 10′s in 35 races, but I do feel he can and likely will win on Sunday. Why, you may ask? Edwards is statistically the best driver to ever race in Homestead. Out of eight career starts, he was two wins and seven top 10′s. His worst finish is 14th as he’s finished in the top eight in seven Homestead races in a row. The No. 99 wheelman has a series best average finish of 5.2 and driver rating of 120.9, and is also dominating almost all the loop data and has led 26.2 percent of the races that he’s run at the track. Mix that with how well his Roush Fenway organization has run there and he’s a quiet favorite. RFR has won seven of the 13 races in Homestead, while Edwards and his two teammates Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth have combined for six victories there and should run up front all day. Edwards knows how important it is to end strong and a win could be just the impetus this team needs to return to the Chase in 2013. The post NASCAR: Watch out for Carl Edwards in Homestead on Sunday appeared first on Race Review Online.
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