Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Carl Edwards

Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Carl Edwards

DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) - The Bojangles' Southern 500 is this Sunday, and WMBF News will be bringing you complete in-depth coverage in the hours leading up to the race during Race Day Live, our exclusive pre-race special.

Learn more about the drivers racing in this year's Bojangles' Southern 500 who are in the Race for the Chase in the Sprint Cup Series.

According to information on the Joe Gibbs Racing website, Carl Edwards started racing with JGR in 2015, driving the No. 19 Toyota Camry in the Sprint Cup Series. He finished the year by qualifying for his ninth Sprint Cup Series Chase.

Over a 14-year career, Edwards has captured two Xfinity Series Championships, as well as the coveted Sprint All-Star Race in 2011, according to the website.

The defending Southern 500 champion won back-to-back races at Bristol and Richmond earlier this season.

Edwards enters the Sunday's race with seven top ten finishes in the last 11 races. Last year's win was his first at Darlington.

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