Carl Edwards grew up watching his father race and was inspired to do the same. He began his career at the young age of 13, when he started racing four-cylinder mini-sprints. The following year, he won four feature races in the mini-sprint series held in Missouri and Illinois.
In 1997, Edwards switched to dirt racing and participated in IMCA’s modified division. In 1998, he won the Rookie of the Year award in the same division. In total, Edwards won 13 races in the track’s Modified division and won the NASCAR Track Championship in 1999.
A Carl Edwards appearance in the 2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series led him to compete in seven events for MB Motorsports. His best finish in the seven races was eighth at Kansas Speedway. In 2003, he became a full-time Truck Series competitor and became the Rookie of the Year. The following year, he won three races, including the season-opening Florida Dodge Dealers 250 at the Daytona International Speedway. Edwards finished fourth in the points at the end of the season.
The first Carl Edwards appearance on the NEXTEL Cup Series was in 2004 at Michigan International Speedway. The next year, he became a full-time driver in both the NEXTEL Cup and Busch Series. He also won the Aaron’s 312 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, recording his first Busch Series win. Edwards made history when he won the NEXTEL Cup Series the following day. It was the first time a driver won both titles in the same weekend at Atlanta. Also, he became the first driver in NASCAR history to pick up his first career Busch and NEXTEL Cup series wins in the same weekend. He picked up his second NEXTEL Cup win in June and his third win in October of the same year.
Edwards won the pole for the 2007 NEXTEL Open. He also won the Citizens Bank 400. He won his second race of the 2007 season, and sixth career Cup race at the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Edwards also clinched his first NASCAR Busch Series Championship by finishing 11th at the O’Reilly Challenge. In 2008, he won the 2008 Auto Club 500 and the UAW-Dodge 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. These victories put him in first place on the point standings for the first time in his career.
**Carl Edwards Speaker**
Carl Edwards took small steps to reach the top of his career. His hard work paid off, as he became the Nationwide Series Champion. With his incomparable courage and determination, a Carl Edwards speaker appearance will provide your audience the opportunity to learn about the importance of perseverance and hard work as keys to success.
**Carl Edwards Appearance**
There have been several Carl Edwards appearance and promotional opportunities because of his musculature and athleticism. He has appeared on the covers of ESPN The Magazine and Men’s Health, as well as in an Under Armor commercial and an episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. For a NASCAR driver, Edwards spends a lot of time developing his body, making a Carl Edwards appearance a great opportunity to teach your audience about health and the importance of being physically fit.
**Carl Edwards Endorsement**
Edwards is best known among fans for celebrating his wins by doing a backflip off his car. Because of this, a Carl Edwards endorsement for Ford featured his stunt in a series of commercials. He also did his stunt twice to cheer up anchor Neil Everett who just had a bad show. With his impressive NASCAR resume and his famous signature backflip, a Carl Edwards endorsement will be a recognizable way to help promote your company’s products.
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