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Is Gritty Charlotte Win What Carl Edwards Needs to Jumpstart 1st Season at JGR?

Carl Edwards, a driving talent of the highest order, moved to Joe Gibbs’ Toyota team with great expectations this season. It was widely believed that he would quickly contend for a Sprint Cup championship. He finished in the top 10 only once in the season’s first 11 races. It took fuel strategy to pull off Edwards’ first victory of the season, for Gibbs and in nearly a year, but Edwards punched his ticket to the Chase for the Sprint Cup the best way he and crew chief Darian Grubb knew how: by winning NASCAR’s longest race, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “Hopefully, all that bad luck we’ve had … I guess I got it negated or equaled out by good luck tonight,” Edwards said in Vic...

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