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Carl Edwards is leaving Roush Fenway Racing

Brickyard 400 practice (©GettyImages)
Brickyard 400 practice (©GettyImages).

It’s official! The rumors can come to an end about Carl Edwards and if he will continue to drive for Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) next season.

Prior to the start of the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway the RFR team announced its lineup of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers for the 2015 season and as many people predicted Concrete Carl was not on the list.

The Rumors Can End

Over the course of the season talk among some media, fans, and drivers tried to predict if Carl would be back with RFR after it was announced that former Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne would be added to the roster for 2015. It seemed as if every driver in the stable had signed a contract to 2015 except for Edwards.

Now its official as the press release named the 2015 RFR drivers as Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Bayne. The team has shown little desire to become a four car organization. The good news is that Edwards apparently already has a deal working for 2015 but has not released any information about where he will hang his helmet.

"My deal is worked out," Edwards said. "I have a deal moving forward. I can't announce it yet. When all of those pieces come together, it'll be announced. We'll talk about it.”

Well, now that I think about it the rumors may be closed on Edwards leaving Roush Fenway Racing as that question has been taken care of. Now we can all begin to speculate on where Edwards will land at the end of this season. Let the silly season begin!

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Regardless of where Edwards lands as a driver he can be proud of his work over the years and while at RFR. He started driving for the organization in 1998 in the Truck Series. He moved up to the Cup series with Roush back in 2004 and has since notched 23 wins. He has made 356 starts for the team and plans on finishing the season before moving to a new organization so those numbers are certain to change.

The Focus on 2014

Edwards is a professional race car driver in the highest level of stock car competition so it’s a given that he’s going to do his best to keep the focus on the current season. The cat may be out of the bag that he’s not going to be with RFR in 2015 but he still is for 2014 and winning races is something that he says is still the primary focus for him and his crew.

“Like I said, right now. I've been in this sport long enough to be very close to some championships, and it would be foolish and it would be wrong to not focus 100 percent on what I have going on right now so that's where my head's at,” Edwards emphasized.

“Not just today, but for this season. And when it's right to talk about next year, we'll talk about next year."

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