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How Carl Edwards’ Move to Joe Gibbs Racing Will Change NASCAR’s Balance of Power

Now that Carl Edwards' signing with Joe Gibbs Racing is official, per Tom Jensen of, everyone involved in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series can get on with their racing lives. That includes Edwards, JGR—and Roush Fenway Racing, the organization Edwards is leaving to run a fourth car for Coach Joe Gibbs and his son, JGR team president J.D. Gibbs.  For Edwards, it means a better long-term future and a better shot at winning Sprint Cup championships. It won't be easy. It's not like JGR has been cranking them out; the company's last of three came in 2005 when Tony Stewart was behind the wheel of the No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet. Since the JGR switch in manufacturers from Chevy to Toyota beginning in the 2008 se...

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