That’s five days that the two Joe Gibbs Racing teammates haven’t had “the talk” about Edwards’ race-winning strategy.
But Edwards has been busy.
“I was testing in Indy for two days and I missed the meetings,” Edwards said Friday at Talladega Superspeedway. “This weekend will require us to talk together as a group and work well together and I’m sure we’ll have a chance to talk.”
What will Edwards say to Busch to defend the move that gave him his second win in a row?
“We plan on winning every race, but if you look at last week there were four or five guys that could have won that race if things had gone a different way,” said Edwards, who led 151 laps at Richmond. “What we’re going to do is just keep our heads down and keep working. The thing was that after we got the win at Bristol, there was so much pressure off and you wonder if the performance is going to change and it didn’t. We went there and we did a good job at Richmond.”
Joe Gibbs Racing as a whole is doing well. Even if Busch had won at Richmond, it still would have been the fourth win in a row for the team and fifth of the year.
Busch was asked about the last-lap pass following the race by the media, but did not give a direct answer.
Edwards’ triumphs at Bristol and Richmond were his first consecutive wins since winning the final two races of the 2010 season, at Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.