Friday, June 17, 2011

Edwards rumor and Michigan picks.

The big rumor from NASCAR land, courtesy of, is that Joe Gibbs Racing is courting potential free agent Carl Edwards to leave Roush Racing to come and drive the No. 20 Home Depot car. That would not put Joey Logano out of a ride, but make Edwards the fourth driver for Gibbs. That Gibbs may be trying to go to a fourth team is not a surprise. It's something the team had planned to do with Tony Stewart driving the No. 20 and then bringing the young Logano into the Sprint Cup mix when he was ready.
The fact that it could be Edwards is quite interesting. He's leading this year's points and has been on a roll since winning the final two races of the 2010 season for Roush Racing. He'd also be teammates with Kyle Busch, and they haven't exactly been best friends on the track.
Here's some video as a reminder.

This may all be speculation, but nonetheless it has to make Edwards happy, simply because it will drive his salary up, no matter which team he ends up driving for.

Michigan picks
Carl Edwards - The Roush cars do well here and you can't help but pick Edwards.
Matt Kenseth - He continues to show that qualifying is not a big deal, so no matter where he starts Sunday he'll be a threat.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. - The script is set. Junior's last win was at this track on Father's Day three years ago. He's come close lately.
Kevin Harvick - No probation now, so they'll be looking in their rearview mirror if the spotter warns him he's coming ... especially if your name is ...
Kyle Busch - No probation either. This is a fast track and the No. 18 loves to lead at these types of places. He may well be leading at the end of the day.

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