Nascar’s Carl Edwards to be Honored during Musial Awards

In a impulse when many athletes would remove their cool, Carl Edwards took a high road. For that, and for being a difficulty act via his career, a NASCAR motorist will be respected during a Musial Awards in St. Louis on Nov. 18.

Presented by Maryville University, and constructed by a St. Louis Sports Commission and a National Sportsmanship Foundation, a Musial Awards applaud a year’s biggest moments of sportsmanship and a biggest names in sports who consolidate difficulty and character. The inhabitant eventuality takes place annually during a 3,000-seat Peabody Opera House. The eventuality and a awards are named for Stan Musial, a late St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer who was a ultimate good sport.

The sold impulse of sportsmanship for that Edwards is being famous occurred final Nov during Homestead – Miami Speedway. Edwards was among 4 drivers in row for NASCAR’s Cup Series championship. He led a deteriorate culmination competition with 10 laps to go. But as he attempted to retard aspirant Joey Logano from flitting him on a restart, a dual drivers crashed, finale Edward’s shot for his initial Cup Series title.

As reported by Jeff Gluck for USA Today, “Instead of attack off or starting a quarrel or stealing or blaming someone else or pouting about what was positively one of a many unsatisfactory moments in his life, Edwards responded with pristine class.” He walked over to Logano’s array box, shook hands with organisation arch Todd Gordon, and wished a group good luck. It was a gesticulate of unusual sportsmanship that was lauded via NASCAR. Gluck quoted Gordon as saying, “That’s only a stand-up guy. I’ve (gained) a lot of honour for Carl today. we don’t know that there’s many guys who would do that.”

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.

In January, Edwards stepped divided from racing after 13 years pushing in a Cup Series. At a Musial Awards, he will be among several people famous for conspicuous displays of sportsmanship that paint a best in sports and humanity. The full lineup of honorees will be announced in October.


Tickets for a 2017 Musial Awards operation from $10 to $50 and can be purchased online during; in chairman during a Scottrade Center box bureau and all Ticketmaster sheet centers; and by phone during 800-745-3000. Additional fees might apply.

The Musial Awards also offers comprehensive tickets and packages that yield primary seating for a awards uncover and a pre-show dinner, indifferent parking and more. All-inclusive tickets are on sale now. Information can be performed during or by job 314-345-5111.


In further to a live awards uncover on Nov. 18, a Musial Awards will atmosphere as a primetime one-hour radio special in Dec on KSDK-TV Channel 5, St. Louis’ NBC affiliate, with intensity syndication in other markets. Last year’s Musial Awards promote recently won a Mid-America Emmy Award for Sports – One Time Special. It’s a fourth Emmy a uncover has won in that difficulty and a eighth Emmy overall.


In further to gripping alive a bequest of Stan The Man, a goal of a Musial Awards is to enthuse selflessness, firmness and politeness in sports and society. Its organizers – a St. Louis Sports Commission and National Sportsmanship Foundation – wish to have a transformational impact, lenient people opposite a republic to be good sports.

Recent Musial Award recipients embody golf fable Arnold Palmer, ball gymnasium of famers Joe Torre and Cal Ripken Jr., women’s basketball star Tamika Catchings, pro tennis actor Jack Sock, Little League World Series prodigy Mo’ne Davis, and sportscaster Ernie Johnson.

This outlines a 12th year a eventuality has taken place in St. Louis. Showtime for this year’s Musial Awards is 7:30 p.m.


The St. Louis Sports Commission is a privately-funded nonprofit classification that grows, strengthens and moves St. Louis brazen by sports. The classification uses a energy of sports to raise a area’s peculiarity of life and beget mercantile and amicable advantage for a St. Louis region.

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