One of the worst kept secrets in the NASCAR garage was confirmed Tuesday as Carl Edwards was officially introduced at the driver of the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series starting in 2015. The addition of Edwards means an expansion of the team to four cars. Edwards will join Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and his longtime teammate at Roush-Fenway Racing Matt Kenseth.
“It’s an exciting time for Joe Gibbs Racing,” team founder Joe Gibbs said. “We’ve been trying to add a fourth car for a number of years but in order to do that you got to have a great sponsor and we think we finally have that combination . Carl Edwards…we are so excited about having him on board with Denny Matt and Kyle.”
Edwards departs Roush-Fenway Racing the team he made his NASCAR Sprint Cup series debut with in 2004. He has 23 career Sprint Cup starts with the team; this season the Columbia Missouri native has two wins and nine finishes inside the top ten and is currently ninth in the championship standings. In addition to his Sprint Cup wins, Edwards has 38 wins in the NASCAR Nationwide Series winning the title for Roush in 2007 and six wins in the Camping World Truck series. MORE>>>