NASCAR Sprint Cup star Carl Edwards will head to the broadcast booth for ESPN as an analyst for at least two NASCAR Nationwide series races starting with this Friday nights telecast from Darlington Raceway. The move is something that probably should have happened a long time ago.
Edwards was forced to retire early from a race at Pocono last season. After he’d climbed from his car though, Edwards spent time with the TNT broadcast crew providing commentary and analysis. He proved to be articulate, concise and gave viewers a deeper insight into the race from a driver who only a short time before had been racing the leaders.
Edwards, who drives for Roush Fenway Racing, elected to stop competing in NASCAR Nationwide Series races this season. The decision came after racing fulltime in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series the past seven years. He was the Nationwide Series driving champion in 2007, and earned the 2011 series owner’s championship for Roush Fenway Racing. After NASCAR changed its rules and allows a driver to earn points in one only series, Edwards has decided to concentrate his efforts on the Sprint Cup Series this season. MORE>>>