Carl Edwards Not Suspended, on Probation (News)

March 10, 2010
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What is the latest news about Carl Edwards’ suspension? Will or will he not be suspended? What other details do we know about him? Keep reading to know the full story on Carl Edwards plus take a look at the photos and the crash video below.

Carl Edwards

On Sunday at the Kobalt Tools 500 in Atlanta, Brad Keselowski had one of every Nascar racer’s worst experiences, to crash at a high speed after being sent spinning in the air, and for this Carl Edwards was to blame. How did that happen?

Well Carl’s 99 Roush Fenway Form and Brad’s 12 Dodge were running at 190 mph on lap 323 when all of the sudden Carl hit Brad on the side sending him flying into the air before crashing with its hood into a outside wall and then landed on its wheels, luckily nobody was hurt. Carl accepted it was intentional, although at no time did he plan to send Brad airborne, but the damage was done and Brad was furious.

“Not cool" and that it "could have killed someone in the grandstands." Keselowski said.

So is Carl Edwards the villain or bad boy in this situation? That is hard to say, you see they both are since Brad has this history of a car wrecker himself and just last year these two naughty drivers were the main characters in another car wreck in Talladega, with the small exception that on that time they exchanged roles if you know what I mean.

But about Atlanta, what did Nascar officials have to say? Mike Helton, that is Nascar’s president, agreed he will not be not suspended, but on a three race probation, his races will be monitored by Nascar Officials, and he added that Carl didn’t do anything that will cause him to get in any deeper trouble. I beg your pardon Mr. Helton?

“NASCAR promised in January to give the drivers more leeway in policing themselves and settling scores in an effort to energize the sport. We made it very clear to (Edwards) that these actions were not acceptable and did go beyond what we said back in January about putting the driving back in the hands of the drivers," Helton said. "We believe (Edwards) understands our position at this point." he said.

Although there have been strong comments by fans and sports analysts, there is nothing that can be done, in fact the same Brad Keselowski agreed with NASCAR’s rules.

A Little Biography on Carl Edwards

  • Born on August 15, 1979 in Missouri.
  • Lives in Columbia, Missouri.
  • Besides being a car racer, Carl also was a substitute teacher in his natal Missouri.
  • He is married and a new daddy.
  • His daughter Anne Katherine was born on February 24, 2010.
  • Carl is well known for his back flip celebrations.
  • John Cena is one of his closest friends.
  • His father is former car racer Carl Edwards Sr.
  • Carl started racing at age 13.
  • He won his 1st race in 1994 in the 4 cylinder Car series.
  • He made his debut in the Nascar Dirt Modified Division in 1997.
  • In 1998 he won Rookie of The Year in the Modified Division.
  • His first time at the podium was in 2003 (3rd place) at the USAC race.
  • In 2003 he made his debut at the NASCAR World Truck Series.
  • In 2005 he won the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nascar National Series
  • He was named NASCAR.COM Driver of the year in 2008.
  • He helps charities like Dream Factory, Speedway Children’s Charities, Victory Junction Gang Camp.

Take a look at Carl Edwards’ photos and video below.

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Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski Car wreck in Atlanta Video

Carl Edwards Car Wreck in Talladega – Video

Photos: Mike Stotts, Judy Eddy, Ray Filmano, Digital Creations, www.wenn.com

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