August 5, 2011 in Sports

Edwards stays put


Carl Edwards spurned an offer from Joe Gibbs Racing, and signed a multiyear contract extension with current team Roush Fenway Racing. The deal was announced Thursday and puts Edwards, the current Sprint Cup Series points leader, in position to compete for his first Cup championship. “I sincerely appreciate the amazing opportunity that Jack Roush has given me in this sport and am honored to race for him,” Edwards (at left in photo) said in a statement. “As an organization, Roush Fenway provides the resources I need to win, and as a driver, that’s the most important thing.” As the top free agent in NASCAR, Edwards had diligently researched all his options and appeared close to bolting for Joe Gibbs Racing. – Associated Press

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