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05/02/08
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Edwards signs multiyear contract with Roush
Carl Edwards says that he has signed a multiyear NASCAR Sprint Cup Series contract to continue driving for Roush Fenway Racing.  Edwards, has driven full time for team owner Jack Roush since 2004, finished third in series points in 2005 and has already won three NASCAR Cup races this season.

“I signed my contract yesterday, so I’m staying with Roush,” Edwards said Friday afternoon at Richmond International Raceway. “I looked at everything and I talked to everybody, and, for me, the number one thing is looking into the future and saying, ‘Where can I win the most races and have the most success?’ I was honored at the people who I got to speak with, and I just feel like for me personally this is where I want to be for the near future, and we got it done.

“It’s good. I’m real happy about it. It’s a huge relief. It really wasn’t that painful. [Roush Fenway Racing President] Geoff Smith and I get
along really well, and we just pretty much sat down, and he’s really easy for me to deal with.  It took us about a week and a half of going back and forth with just little things, and I feel like the luckiest guy in the world for the contract I got.”

Edwards negotiated his contract without any input from an agent, an experience he deems as “neat.” He said that might have been a problem if he’d been dealing with someone he didn’t trust, but that he has a good relationship with Smith and that talks went smoothly.

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