Roush confirms departure of Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards (Getty Images)
Carl Edwards (Getty Images)
Carl Edwards (Getty Images)

Carl Edwards will not be racing for Roush-Fenway Racing in 2015. Edwards long rumored departure was confirmed during a news conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday morning prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Brickyard 400 as Roush-Fenway announced their driver lineup for 2015.

“Recently. We’ve been discussing the Trevor Bayne program for a period of time,” team co-owner Jack Roush said. :That’s come to fruition with AdvoCare. Ricky Stenhouse is in the middle of a commitment he’s made to us and we’ve made to him for a period of time. Sponsors are still in a state of flux on all the programs. We’re not prepared to talk about those today, but it’s Ricky Stenhouse led by Greg Biffle and Trevor Bayne for Sprint Cup for 2015.”

“Carl has been a cornerstone of our success here in the last 10 years,” Roush added. “He’s one of the drivers who have come to our program initially. We’ve had 48 drivers in 27-and-a-half-years that have driven our cars and he, along with Mark Martin and Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle, have certainly left his mark. We’ve enjoyed the time with him and enjoyed his success and wish him and his family success going forward.”

Roush said he did make an effort to keep Edwards.MORE>>>

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