The above trailer from NASCAR The Game Inside Line did not happen this season. In fact it was not even lose to happening. It serves more as a what if Carl Edwards had of beaten Tony Stewart to the line last year at Homestead.
Edwards did not lose the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. Edwards just did not win it. NASCAR’s top division saw two drivers tie, the winner decided on wins. Edwards lost that tiebreaker to Stewart.
While the team has shyed away from talking about it, it is clear that not winning the championship last season has had a huge impact on the No. 99 team.
Edwards nearly won the Sprint Cup Series title last year. This season he was not even a contender. Not for the title, not for the Chase, not even for a race win. A year after nearly winning it all, Edwards had the worst season of his career.
While Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle both found victory lane and made the Chase for Roush Fenway Racing, the driver who was supposed to set forth on a path of excelle...