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2016 Season in Review: Carl Edwards

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Sport Clips Toyota, points to the Championship Round of the Chase Grid in Victory Lane after winning the rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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Carl Edwards

CREW CHIEF: Dave Rogers

TEAM: Joe Gibbs Racing


WINS: 3 (Bristol I, Richmond and Texas II )

LAPS LED: 918 (most since 1,282 in 2008)

Top 5s: 9

TOP 10s: 18 (most since 26 in 2011)

POLES: 6 (career best)

WHAT WENT RIGHT: Won consecutive races at Richmond and Bristol ... Won Richmond after a last-lap pass of teammate Kyle Busch ... Advanced all the way to the championship round of the Chase ... Won at Texas in the Chase after the race was shortened for rain ... One of two Joe Gibbs Racing drivers to make the Chase finale.

WHAT WENT WRONG: Edwards crashed on a late restart in the Chase finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway giving him his sixth DNF of the season.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2016: Edwards enters his 13th full-time season in the Cup Series and his third with Joe Gibbs Racing.