Former NASCAR motorist Carl Edwards will accept a sportsmanship endowment for his control during a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ 2016 deteriorate finale.
Edwards, who stepped divided from full-time NASCAR foe in January, his one of 9 recipients of a 2017 Musial Awards presented by Maryville University.
The awards honour a year’s biggest moments of sportsmanship and are constructed annually by a St. Louis Sports Commission and a National Sportsmanship Foundation. They are named for Stan Musial, a late St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer who was a ultimate good sport.
Last Nov during Homestead-Miami Speedway, Edwards was among 4 drivers in row for Cup Series championship. He led a deteriorate culmination competition with 10 laps to go. As he attempted to retard aspirant Joey Logano from flitting him on a restart, a dual drivers crashed, finale Edwards’ shot for his initial array championship.
Here is how a St. Louis Sports Commission described a reasons Edwards is receiving a award:
“Instead of losing his cool, as other athletes competence have done, Edwards took a high highway and showed pristine class. He walked over to Logano’s array crew, shook hands with organisation arch Todd Gordon, and wished a group good luck. It was a gesticulate of unusual sportsmanship lauded via NASCAR.
“Based on a impression he has shown via his career, it was not a warn Edwards would take such a friendly approach. Winner of NASCAR’s Busch Series in 2011 and hilt of 28 Cup Series wins, a Columbia, Mo., native’s success on a lane is equaled by a class, honour and piety he has personified over time.”
The Musial Awards presented by Maryville University take place annually a Saturday before Thanksgiving during a ancestral 3,000-seat Peabody Opera House in downtown St. Louis.