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Carl Edwards will jump straight from race to postrace coverage

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Oh, there's no way this could go wrong. Carl Edwards is going to be jumping straight from his car onto camera to give postrace reactions on ESPN's SportsCenter ... assuming, of course, he's still upright after a given race.

Edwards, who looks like he's really let himself go in the last couple days, will be ESPN's guest after each of the 14 races the World Wide Leader covers. He'll hang with Allen Bestwick, Rusty Wallace and Brad Daugherty and break down the race from the inside.

Now, Edwards is obviously the most loathed man in NASCAR at the moment, so this will bring plenty of extra cachet to the broadcast. And if retaliation for the events of last weekend with Brad Keselowski does occur? Hoo boy, that'll make for some good television ... even if Edwards may have to broadcast from the infield care center.

"The neat part about this is I’ll be getting out of the race car, walking straight down to the studio and giving my insight into the race," Edwards said in a statement. "I think it will add a different dimension to the coverage, and I’m glad ESPN is giving me the opportunity to do this."

Regardless of the storylines surrounding Edwards, this is a coup for ESPN, and should provide some interesting insight into what the hell actually goes on out there on the track. And Edwards, obviously, is setting himself up for his next career. A few more shots at Jet Ski, and he'll be ushered into it involuntarily.

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