Retrieved July 27, Eight fans were injured, including a woman with a broken jaw; she was airlifted to a nearby hospital. He graduated from Rock Bridge High School in He has appeared in Aflac Commercials with the Aflac duck when Edwards was sponsored by Aflac, from to Edwards was elated about getting his first road course win at one of the most famous tracks in the world; has said that the Montreal race is his favorite winning performance, and that Marcos had chatted with him that week and taught him about the track during meetings which he credited for his success.
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NASCAR’s Carl Edwards & the Aflac Duck help kids find a wingman | MNN – Mother Nature Network
Edwards nascaf the season finale at Homestead to take over the series wins lead for the season, extending his career high win total to nine. After three semesters studying engineering, Edwards decided that university attendance was not working as he pursued his career goals in afalc.
The win was his second consecutive and sixth of the season. He then had a fifth-place finish at Kansas, 10th place at Charlotte, a 17th place at Talladega, and 12th place at Martinsville. For the stained glass designer with a similar name, see Carl Johannes Edwards.
He would finish the season 2nd in points for the third year a in a row. Edwards got his fourth win, at Texas, and became the tenth different driver to win at that track, and the fifth to win there for Roush Racing. Edwards was fined driver points and stripped his 10 bonus points for the Las Vegas win which would be used to seed him in the Chase for Championship should he make the Chase.
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Carl would qualify for the chase and win a rain shortened race at Texas to clinch a spot in the final four. Keselowski touched, and Edwards spun backwards, then went airborne. He got pushed up the track by Nxscar Ambrose and created a mini-pileup, putting Edwards at the end of the lead lap. Though Edwards finished 11th at Anscar and 9th at New Hampshire to start the Chase, his Chase chances were ended with a 35th-place finish at Dover caused by an ill-handling car.
The weekend was somewhat bittersweet for Edwards, as the Busch Series race at the Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tennessee had been rained out the night before, and rescheduled for the same day.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Edwards struggled through the Chase despite winning at Dover during the Chase. Going into Daytona in July, he was in danger of missing the chase while barely running in the top 12 in points. Edwards was raised a Christian but refuses to talk about religion publicly and refuses to answer religion-connected questions when interviewed. Seizing on the popularity of Edwards’ trademark celebrations, Ford ran several “Overactive Adrenaline Disorder” commercials in  featuring a “young Carl” performing backflips in his baby crib, off a couch, and off a doctors exam table.
However, he did not finish far ahead enough of Johnson to take the Sprint Cup championship, as Johnson finished fifteenth and led at least one lap to win the championship by 69 points over Edwards. Prior to becoming a full-time driver, Edwards was working as a substitute teacher while pursuing his racing career.
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He is also dedicated to fitness by biking and long distance running off the track, but also his sponsors, which included Subway and Vitamin Water. Between them, they have earned hundreds of courage beads. Edwards passed Andrew Ranger for second and recovered from spinning his nawcar on the restart to catch up with dominant leader Marcos Ambrose. Heading into the tri-oval with the lead, Edwards turned down into Brad Keselowski ‘s path.
He is a first cousin once removed to fellow driver Ken Schraderwho told Edwards early in his racing career to get dirt track experience before going to Cup; he would later take the advice. In July, he won the pole position for both the 5-hour Energy at New Hampshire and the Brickyard at Indianapolis. Senate seat inhowever decided not to run.
The Aflac Wingman is now a part of this journey, supporting these young aflca as they push towards the finish line, one courageous step at a time. For children fighting cancer and other serious illnesses, each bead tells a story of hope and represents a step on the road to recovery.
Retrieved May 17, At Dover, Edwards started third and finished 15th.