American former stock car racing driver Carl Michael Edwards Jr. His most recent race was in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Joe Gibbs Racing in the No. 19 Toyota Camry. His previous gig was behind the Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 99 Ford Fusion wheel.
In 2007, he won the NASCAR Busch Series championship, and in 2011, he came within one point of Tony Stewart in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. When Edwards wins, he often performs a backflip from his vehicle. He was honored as one of NASCAR’s 75 All-Time Greatest Drivers in 2023.
How Much is Carl Edwards Net Worth?
NASCAR driver Carl Edwards of the United States is worth an estimated $70 million. Carl Edwards debuted in 2002 in NASCAR’s Craftsman Truck Series. Jack Roush of Roush Fenway Racing saw potential in him after his rookie season and offered him a spot on the team for the 2003 Craftsman Series season.
He then went on to become the Rookie of the Year and to win more races. In 2005, he made history by becoming the first NASCAR driver to win his series’ Busch and NEXTEL Cup races on the same weekend at the same circuit.
In 2005, he won frequently, but 2006 was challenging for him. After a 52-race losing streak, he finally turned things around in 2007. The following year, in 2008, he enjoyed his best season ever. Since then, he has experienced both extended winless slumps and hot streaks.
He has been competing exclusively in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series since 2012. Carl Edwards announced his retirement from NASCAR in January 2017. He made about $90 million in his career from racing and endorsements.
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Where Did Carl Edwards Grow Up?
Edwards was born in Columbia, Missouri, on August 15. In 1997, he earned his diploma from Rock Bridge High. Edwards had no intention of attending college, but after being offered financial aid by the state, he changed his mind and is now enrolled at the University of Missouri in his hometown of Columbia.
Edwards dropped out of college after three semesters of studying engineering because it impeded his pursuit of a career in racing. Edwards was a substitute teacher while also pursuing a career in racing until he transitioned to full-time driving.