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June 16, 2008
Mr. Flip has never been much of a NASCAR fan, but maybe Carl Edwards can make him one. Responding to some of the whining coming from young drivers on the circuit, Edwards showed an awareness of the realities for the average fan. "These are hardworking people, and they take their money and they decide, `Hey, we're going to buy some tickets, we're going to put gas in this motor home and we're doing to drive to the racetrack, and we're going to take [off]...
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November 15, 2011
Edge to Edwards Jim Peltz Los Angeles Times This is truly a tossup, but give Carl Edwards the edge as the Chase concludes Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. For starters, Edwards drives for Roush Fenway Racing, and that Ford team has won six of the last seven races at the 1.5-mile Homestead oval. Edwards himself has won two of the last three. Stewart also is strong on 1.5-mile tracks and has won four of the nine Chase races this year. But Sunday's race at Phoenix was telling.
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November 15, 2011
Edge to Edwards Jim Peltz Los Angeles Times This is truly a tossup, but give Carl Edwards the edge as the Chase concludes Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. For starters, Edwards drives for Roush Fenway Racing, and that Ford team has won six of the last seven races at the 1.5-mile Homestead oval. Edwards himself has won two of the last three. Stewart also is strong on 1.5-mile tracks and has won four of the nine Chase races this year. But Sunday's race at Phoenix was telling.
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November 2, 2011
Matt Kenseth took a lot of heat when he won a Cup title in 2003 despite never winning a race. For Kenseth, it was all about consistency, as he snagged a season-high 25 top-10 finishes. So it makes one wonder if Carl Edwards will endure the same type of grief if he ends up winning a title in similar fashion. Edwards has won only one race this year — in the regular season — but leads Tony Stewart by eight points despite the fact that Stewart has three victories in Chase races.
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By Tania Ganguli and Tania Ganguli,The Orlando Sentinel | November 1, 2009
TALLADEGA, Ala. - -It was with this racetrack in mind that the No. 48 team built its lead throughout NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup. Everybody knows anything can happen at Talladega. A team's championship chances can end here, lost in the wreckage of a massive accident, as they did for Carl Edwards last season. Four races remain in the Chase. And this weekend, the Sprint Cup Series will be run at Talladega Superspeedway, a track known for its big unpredictable wrecks, where driver ability and team quality means less than in most places.
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October 31, 2005
Good morning --Carl Edwards -- Take a look at the front page of this section. Could you be the real Mr. Flip? QUESTION OF THE DAY The Ravens' next five opponents - the Steelers (twice), Bengals (twice) and Jaguars - all have winning records. How many of those games will the Ravens win? Billick's game plan can't score against mediocre teams. This five-game stretch will be his Waterloo. We've suffered him too long. Please, Bisciotti, send him to Elba. Michael S. Herman Sr. Baldwin With the Ravens misfiring on all cylinders and near implosion ... at best, I see two wins, and that's a really, really big stretch.
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By PETER BLAIR | October 31, 2005
Calendar NASCAR NEXTEL CUP Dickies 500 Site -- Fort Worth, Texas When, TV -- Sunday, 3 p.m., Ch. 11 Track -- Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile quad-oval) Distance -- 334 laps, 501 miles Last year -- The series has visited the Texas track every spring since 1997, but this is the inaugural fall race. Drivers to watch -- With three races remaining in the season, Tony Stewart holds a 43-point lead over Jimmie Johnson. Greg Biffle, who is third in the standings, won the April race at the track.
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By George Diaz, Tribune newspapers | May 18, 2011
Dale Earnhardt Jr. made a startling admission while promoting the new HD video screen at Charlotte Motor Speedway in conjunction with Saturday night's Sprint All-Star Race, saying: "I don't feel a win is close. " This is why Earnhardt is always on the amateur therapist's couch, prompting probing questions. I figured — along with a bunch of other folks — that Earnhardt was close to breaking his winless streak of 104 races. He has been among the most consistent drivers on the Cup circuit this season.
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February 23, 2011
A year ago, people from all over the world were looking at Daytona International Speedway and laughing. It wasn't a chuckle that resonated warmly in the corporate offices. A pothole made a mockery of the track and the signature NASCAR event of the season, the Daytona 500. Fast-forward to this week: NASCAR is all abuzz because a 20-year-old kid rumbled into Victory Lane, driving fast and hard on a new asphalt surface that cost $20 million. It was money well spent. The new surface — with much more sticking power that allowed for faster speeds — was a big hit, though it was overshadowed by Trevor Bayne's improbable victory.
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November 2, 2011
Matt Kenseth took a lot of heat when he won a Cup title in 2003 despite never winning a race. For Kenseth, it was all about consistency, as he snagged a season-high 25 top-10 finishes. So it makes one wonder if Carl Edwards will endure the same type of grief if he ends up winning a title in similar fashion. Edwards has won only one race this year — in the regular season — but leads Tony Stewart by eight points despite the fact that Stewart has three victories in Chase races.
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August 10, 2011
When it comes to polarizing athletes, Danica Patrick is probably ranked with Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow in a category all their own. So it's not surprising that not everyone in NASCAR is smitten by the news Patrick is expected to run a full 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series and partial Cup Series schedule next season. She would run a full-time Nationwide Series schedule with JR Motorsports and a handful of Sprint Cup races with the team owned by Tony Stewart. "She is not ready for Cup," Speed analyst Kyle Petty said.
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By George Diaz, Tribune Newspapers | August 3, 2011
It's not often you see somebody trying to implode his championship aspirations with a stick of dynamite and a bottle of tequila in tow. But that's the image Carl Edwards is cultivating. He has gone rogue. Or maybe not. Will he be back with Jack Roush next season or defect into the waiting arms of Joe Gibbs? No one knows. Edwards isn't saying. He is being coy and evasive, which leads most insiders to believe he is already gone. There are rumblings that Joe Gibbs Racing is offering an $8 million base salary plus a $10 million signing bonus.
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By George Diaz | June 1, 2011
Kevin Harvick and his crew are pledging not to shave for two weeks as part of his Budweiser team's promotion encouraging folks to save water. Thumbs up, everybody! This is one "Fear the beard" marketing campaign that clearly is working. Harvick won his third race of the season by a — wait for it — close shave. He lucked into Victory Lane after Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of gas on the last lap of the Coca-Cola 600. It has been that kind of year for Harvick. He has led a total of nine laps, yet has won a Cup-high three races.
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By George Diaz, Tribune newspapers | May 18, 2011
Dale Earnhardt Jr. made a startling admission while promoting the new HD video screen at Charlotte Motor Speedway in conjunction with Saturday night's Sprint All-Star Race, saying: "I don't feel a win is close. " This is why Earnhardt is always on the amateur therapist's couch, prompting probing questions. I figured — along with a bunch of other folks — that Earnhardt was close to breaking his winless streak of 104 races. He has been among the most consistent drivers on the Cup circuit this season.
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February 23, 2011
A year ago, people from all over the world were looking at Daytona International Speedway and laughing. It wasn't a chuckle that resonated warmly in the corporate offices. A pothole made a mockery of the track and the signature NASCAR event of the season, the Daytona 500. Fast-forward to this week: NASCAR is all abuzz because a 20-year-old kid rumbled into Victory Lane, driving fast and hard on a new asphalt surface that cost $20 million. It was money well spent. The new surface — with much more sticking power that allowed for faster speeds — was a big hit, though it was overshadowed by Trevor Bayne's improbable victory.
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By George Diaz, Tribune Newspapers | February 2, 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carl Edwards had his eyes wide open during the short NASCAR offseason, thinking that a trip to Vietnam would be a "great escape" from the everyday grind of living in the U.S. And it was, in some ways. There was some fun stuff like trying to navigate traffic through a crazy-busy intersection while riding a bike. Edwards posted the video on Facebook. But the images in his head are the most vivid. The trip left Edwards with a sobering perspective on history, war and the awful scars it leaves behind.
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August 10, 2011
When it comes to polarizing athletes, Danica Patrick is probably ranked with Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow in a category all their own. So it's not surprising that not everyone in NASCAR is smitten by the news Patrick is expected to run a full 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series and partial Cup Series schedule next season. She would run a full-time Nationwide Series schedule with JR Motorsports and a handful of Sprint Cup races with the team owned by Tony Stewart. "She is not ready for Cup," Speed analyst Kyle Petty said.
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June 30, 2010
The complaint from Roush Fenway Racing that testing has hurt the team isn't new, but it is confusing. Why does team owner Jack Roush think his team is any more affected by a lack of testing than the others? Roush's team, along with the rest of the Ford cars, has yet to win a race this season. Chevy, Toyota and even the one-team Dodge operation have controlled the season. It's not that the Ford cars have been slow. Kasey Kahne had a chance in New Hampshire but had a mechanical failure.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2010
Carl Edward Shaffer Sr., the former huntsman of the Mount Carmel Hounds who also raised hunting dogs, died of heart disease Oct. 24 at his Sha-Hill Farm in Parkton. He was 83. Born at his parents' home in Upperco, he developed a love of horses while harvesting crops as a boy on workhorses on neighbors' farms. He later showed and trained horses. Family members said he trained Billy Blitz, winner of working hunter division championships, including at the Harrisburg Horse Show in Pennsylvania.
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