Carl Edwards To Join Joe Gibbs Racing In 2015
Carl Edwards will make Joe Gibbs Racing a four-team operation. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)
Months of speculation ended Tuesday when it was announced that Sprint Cup driver Carl Edwards will join Joe Gibbs Racing beginning with the 2015 season.
Edwards, who has been with Roush Fenway Racing since breaking into NASCAR, will drive the No. 19 Toyota for JGR.
Edwards’ arrival at JGR will make the team a four-car operation as he will join current Cup drivers Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth.
“This is one of the biggest days in Joe Gibbs Racing’s history,” said Joe Gibbs, founder and owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. “To be able to bring a driver the caliber of Carl Edwards on board to launch our fourth team is just a thrill.
A native of Columbia, Mo., Edwards is currently eighth in the Cup point standings with two wins, five top-five and nine top-10 finishes thus far this season. Over the course of his 11-year career, he has won a total of 23 races with 106 top-five and 182 top-10 finishes.
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