Chase Preview:
No. 7 Carl Edwards

By Dominic Aragon
September 13, 2014

Capturing two checkered flags in the 2014 regular season, Carl Edwards became one of two Roush Fenway Racing drivers to qualify for this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Carl Edwards

Edwards became the fourth driver to punch his ticket to the Chase with his early season win at Bristol in March.

Edwards qualified for his eighth career Chase berth in ten full-time seasons and second consecutive.

The 34-year-old driver, regardless of wins, held on to a Chase eligible position at all times during the regular season because of a high enough point total.

Edwards, who is in his last season with RFR, is looking forward to this Sunday’s Chase opener at Chicagoland Speedway.

“We’ve tested at Chicago, we feel like we have something that’s good, and hope it is,” Edwards said.

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Carl Edwards' No. 99 car. Despite two wins through the first 16 races of 2014 and a Chase berth, Edwards will leave Roush Fenway Racing at season's end.

 In nine starts at the 1.5 mile track, Edwards has scored three top-five finishes, with a best of second place in the July 2010 event.

Edwards has won at four of the ten tracks on the Chase schedule.

Edwards’ best final points finish in the Chase is second twice. Edwards finished runner-up to Jimmie Johnson in 2008 and lost the points tie-breaker to Tony Stewart in 2011.

Where will Carl Edwards finish in final points?
As the champion.
11th or lower