2016 Season in Review: Carl Edwards


Carl Edwards

CREW CHIEF: Dave Rogers

TEAM: Joe Gibbs Racing


WINS: 3 (Bristol I, Richmond and Texas II )

LAPS LED: 918 (most since 1,282 in 2008)

Top 5s: 9

TOP 10s: 18 (most since 26 in 2011)

POLES: 6 (career best)

WHAT WENT RIGHT: Won consecutive races at Richmond and Bristol … Won Richmond after a last-lap pass of teammate Kyle Busch … Advanced all the way to the championship round of the Chase … Won at Texas in the Chase after the race was shortened for rain … One of two Joe Gibbs Racing drivers to make the Chase finale.

WHAT WENT WRONG: Edwards crashed on a late restart in the Chase finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway giving him his sixth DNF of the season.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2016: Edwards enters his 13th full-time season in the Cup Series and his third with Joe Gibbs Racing.