Carl Edwards finished 15th in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway and that solid run kept him in contention for the Sprint Cup. He ended the Challenger round fourth in the standings with his two Joe Gibbs Racing teammates lined up ahead of him in terms of points’ earned.
This was Edwards’ 12th consecutive top-15. Solid runs like that will probably be enough to allow him to advance to the Eliminator round, but he is going to need to go back to earning top-fives in order to get into the Championship Race as a contender. He was plagued with a mechanical issue at Dover, so he should be able to rebound during the next two weeks on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks of Charlotte Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway.