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Carl Edwards Biography

Birth Name:
Carl Michael Edwards II
Birth Place:
Columbia, Missouri, United States
Race-car driver

Fast Facts

  • Prior to racing, worked part-time as a substitute teacher
  • After racing on smaller circuits, drove in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for seven events in 2002
  • Became a regular in the Craftsman series in 2003, and was named Rookie of the Year
  • Signed as a driver for Roush Racing in the Nextel Cup and Busch Series in 2005
  • Became the first driver to get his first Nextel Cup win and first Busch win in the same weekend
  • Won the Busch Series title in 2007
  • Finished second in the points standing for the NASCAR Sprint Cup (formerly Nextel) in 2008
  • Won nine times
  • Started a record label, Back 40 Records
  • Appeared in the fifth season of 24, and on The Price Is Right
  • After victories, does a backflip off his car or truck
  • Has his pilot's license
  • Works with children's charities


  • Anne Katherine Edwards -- Daughter
  • Kate Edwards -- Wife