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4 Burning Questions: Carl Edwards, Edwards & Jeff Gordon the Favorite

*Did Carl Edwards make the right decision in re-signing with Roush Fenway?*

After months of rampant speculation about where Carl Edwards would be driving in 2012, the 2011 Sprint Cup Series points leader opted this week to stay loyal to Roush Fenway Racing and remain with the organization, spurning Joe Gibbs Racing. Edwards and a potential Home Depot sponsorship at JGR may have certainly been appealing, but when it comes to winning races, this was a no-brainer. In seven full seasons with Roush Fenway, Edwards has amassed 19 wins, 79 top 5s and 126 top 10s while becoming the face of the organization and one of the most appealing drivers for fans and sponsors alike.

Carl Edwards Re-Signs With Roush Fenway Racing

After weeks of agonizing over whether to stay or leave, NASCAR’s biggest free agent has decided his current home is where the heart is. Carl Edwards re-signed with Roush Fenway Racing Thursday (Aug. 4), ending months of speculation on whether he would bolt after the season and partner with rival Joe Gibbs Racing and their …

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Did You Notice? NASCAR’s Real Silly Season Story Not Carl, Contraction

*Did You Notice?*… The reason the Carl Edwards saga won’t go away? Sure, the sport’s most popular free agent has been begging for privacy, impossible to receive in this age of public transparency where every celebrity’s move is documented in full. Too many drivers, team members, and heck, even sponsors are affected by this decision for them to sit in silence, working off Carl’s schedule as the clock slowly ticks towards Homestead.

But the sad part about this whole scenario is these people are on edge because, just like the current economy, NASCAR is very much an _employer’s_ market. Drivers like Clint Bowyer, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Trevor Bayne, even Brian Vickers know their _only_ opportunities could come if Edwards opens the door – and a ride – at Roush Fenway Racing. That’s it; there’s no plan B, temp agency or million-dollar reality game show ready to save them.

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2011 Brickyard 400

Did Menard make it into the Power Rankings after his unlikely Brickyard 400 win for himself and his family at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?