Carl Edwards declares war

Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal / LENOX Ford, sits in his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 14, 2012 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal / LENOX Ford, sits in his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 14, 2012 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Sunday marked another week of disappointment for Roush-Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards.  Edwards struggled the entire weekend at New Hampshire, capped off with an 18th place finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Lenox Tools 301.

The driver who lost the title last year in a tiebreaker and finished the season second in points left New Hampshire 11th in the standings with no chance to even make this year’s Chase.

“Our strategy was very good,” Edwards said.  “But when we put on two tires at the end we went backwards because we hadn’t put on two tires to that point and it was extremely loose.  The pit stops were great and I thought the strategy was great, but we just missed something in the setup.  It’s really frustrating because, obviously, we needed a good run here today for the points.” MORE>>>

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