One of a things we hear race-car drivers contend with some rule is, “You never know when you’ll win your final race.”
Which is positively loyal — drivers have no thought when or where they will win their final race.
For Carl Edwards, his 28th and presumably final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win might have come final Nov during Texas Motor Speedway, site of Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.
Edwards pronounced in Jan that he wasn’t going to competition in 2017, and nonetheless he refused to use a “R-word” — retirement — Edwards so distant has demonstrated no seductiveness in returning to racing.
Daniel Suarez has transposed Edwards in a N0. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Camry this season.
In final year’s Texas race, Edwards won a rain-shortened, rain-delayed competition that carried him from a 32-point NASCAR playoff necessity to a mark in a championship turn dual weeks after during Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“I indeed enjoyed it,” Edwards pronounced of a prolonged day. “The vigour was unequivocally mounting, and apparently this is what we indispensable to do.”
Joey Logano dominated a race, heading 178 laps. But Edwards took his usually lead of a competition on Lap 258 and stayed there until sleet finished a competition after 293 laps.
The competition was scheduled to run for 500 miles and 334 laps around a 1.5-mile track.
Logano wound adult second forward of Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch.
“This is huge. we don’t consider it’s sunk in yet. This is cool,” Edwards pronounced after a Texas race. “This group has unequivocally worked tough all year and male it’s only unequivocally cool.
“That’s all we pronounced we indispensable was a shot and now we’re going to go to Homestead and we’re going to do what we have to do. This was a good test. We came here and knew what we had to do. We achieved a approach we indispensable to and we unequivocally trust we can do that during Homestead.”
Well, Homestead didn’t utterly work out – Edwards was heading with 10 laps to go when he crashed out of a competition after hit from behind with Logano.
Flipped out: A demeanour during Carl Edwards’ 28 Cup Series wins