For Carl Edwards the season is now high risk, high reward

Carl Edwards time at the front of the field was brief Sunday. (Getty Images)
Carl Edwards time at the front of the field was brief Sunday. (Getty Images)

Carl Edwards was hoping for a turnaround, a big day, redemption. The driver, who nearly won the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship in 2011, has struggled this season. His last win came last year at Las Vegas and his finishes this season have only been good enough to keep Edwards barely hanging on to the hope of contending for the title.

As the Chase fast approaches, Edwards is fully aware that his time to secure a spot in the final championship run is growing short.  During NASCAR’s last off-week, Edwards’ longtime crew chief Bob Osborne stepped down and veteran Chad Norris took over.  The team headed to Indy hopeful they could start fighting their way back.

It wasn’t to be. Despite the encouragement of a second place start, Edwards’ race turned badly, quickly.MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.