Carl Edwards Re-Signs With Roush Fenway Racing; RFR Announces Multi-Year Deal

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After lengthy talks and flirtation with Joe Gibbs Racing, Carl Edwards has decided to stay with Roush Fenway Racing beyond the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.

The team announced Thursday that it has reached a multi-year deal with Edwards, but did not release the financial terms of the agreement.

“We saw great potential in Carl a decade ago, and it’s been a thrill to watch him grow into one of the sports’ premier drivers behind the wheel of the No. 99,” said Jack Roush. “We didn’t take our past success for granted when we sat down with Carl to talk about his future. As an organization, we approach each week with an intense focus on being successful in the race to come. Carl’s position atop the points is a testament to that diligence.”

Edwards, who will make his 250th Sprint Cup start this weekend at Pocono, currently sits atop the point series standings and has all but clinched his sixth Chase berth in only seven full-time Sprint Cup seasons, all with Roush Fenway Racing.

“I sincerely appreciate the amazing opportunity that Jack Roush has given me in this sport and am honored to race for him,” said Edwards. “As an organization, Roush Fenway provides the resources I need to win, and as a driver, that’s the most important thing. We’re having a fun season on the race track as we’re leading the points and in great position for the Chase. That’s the result of a lot of hard work from the men and women at Roush Fenway, Ford Motor Company and Roush Yates Engines. I really enjoy competing with this group and looking forward to continuing that relationship into the future.”

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