Edwards crashed on Lap 360 of the 400-lap race after contact from Larson. A frustrated Edwards called Larson an “idiot’ on his team’s radio after the incident but says seeing replays gave him a different vantage of the incident.
“As far as my wreck last week, when it happened I was very frustrated because I thought Kyle had basically run me over from behind while I was trying to avoid Kurt (Busch),’’ Edwards said. “The first time I went back and looked at the replay I went on YouTube and went on and looked at the broadcast at multiple angles and all of that and I thought, ‘Man, Kyle was really doing a good job there.’ He just got a great run underneath me at the same time I was trying to avoid what possibly was going on with (Busch).
“Looking back on it, it was really frustrating for me to wreck but man, Kyle was just doing a really good job racing hard. He had no reason to call me. If anything I thought about calling him just to apologize for calling him an idiot and getting that on TV because he definitely was doing a good job.
“Just hard racing and once again thanks to NASCAR for all of the safety stuff. That was a pretty good hit and it really didn’t hurt that bad so I appreciate that.”