$1 million bonus riding with Carl Edwards at Texas Motor Speedway


Carl Edwards will have an extra incentive to win Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Should he do so, sponsor Stanley will donate $1 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through the Ace Hardware Foundation. Regardless of how Edwards does in the Duck Commander 500, the “Racing for a Miracle” program will pledge $100,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals..

Edwards has three wins at Texas Motor Speedway, ranking second on the track’s all-time list among NASCAR drivers, trailing only Jimmie Johnson’s four wins there.

“It’s a huge honor, it’s humbling for Stanley and Ace Hardware Foundation to put this much on the line, and to do it at a track at which we feel like we can win, that is really cool,’’ Edwards said in a media release from the team. “We’ll go to Texas, we’ll have a good time and build on the things we’ve learned. We’ve run really well. We’re coming off a (Joe Gibbs Racing) win at Martinsville and a really fun race. So hopefully it’s just a great time and a great result.”

Denny Hamlin’s win at Martinsville was the first for Joe Gibbs Racing in nearly a year. Edwards, in his first season at JGR, is 17th in the points. His best finish this year is a 12th at Atlanta Motor Speedway.