NASCAR's Carl Edwards

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Ford 400 - Qualifying

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, climbs out of his car after qualifying for pole position in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

OneMain Financial 200

DOVER, DE - OCTOBER 01: Carl Edwards, driver of the #60 Fastenal Ford, celebrates in front of the fans after he won the NASCAR Nationwide Series OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway on October 1, 2011 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)

OneMain Financial 200

DOVER, DE - OCTOBER 01: Carl Edwards, driver of the #60 Fastenal Ford, celebrates with the trophy in victory lane after he won the NASCAR Nationwide Series OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway on October 1, 2011 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Ford 400 - Practice

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, gets into his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Ford 400 - Practice

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Ford 400

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, drives ahead of Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Ford 400

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, and wife Kate Edwards cover their heart during the singing of the national anthem as they stand next to his car on the grid before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Ford 400

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Carl Edwards, drives the #99 Aflac Ford, as a rainbow can be seen ahead in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)