Carl Edwards Opens Up on Brad Keselowski and His Work With Roush Fenway

Published 12/27/2021, 2:16 AM EST
HOMESTEAD, FL – NOVEMBER 19: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, climbs out of his car after qualifying for pole position in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)


Recently, former NASCAR driver Carl Edwards spoke about Brad Keselowski and his tie-up with Roush Fenway. Edwards is a former Roush driver himself; so he is keen to see what the 2012 Cup Series champion can bring to the Roush Fenway Keselowski table.

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In the course of his career, the 42-year-old amassed 28 wins and 5 top-fives under his belt in 12 years. In fact, he scored 23 victories in Roush Fenway Racing colors. Now, the outfit enters a new era with Keselowski gaining a minority ownership stake and the #6 Ford drive.

Edwards said, “I think (Brad) is one of the toughest competitors in this sport. I think he’s got a focus and he’s got a competitive drive and a persistence. I’ve never seen anybody with more. I have a lot of respect for Brad. And when I heard that he was going to be a part of Roush Racing, to me, that’s exciting. I believe that he, combined with the Fenway group and Jack, that’s a match right there.”

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What to expect from Brad Keselowski?

As mentioned before, this is a new era for Roush Fenway Keselowski. So, the driver will be aiming to deliver some decent performances with his new team. For the 2022 season, he partners Chris Buescher in the #17 car, though it comes at the expense of Ryan Newman.

BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 22: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Discount Tire Ford, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 22, 2021 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Owing to that, poor old Newman will be on the hunt for a drive. Whether his next ride will be a full-time or a part-time gig is anybody’s guess. One thing is for sure, Keselowski’s experience will be a big boon for the Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing team. During the pre-season test at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski showed some decent pace. In fact, he featured high on the leaderboards and kept his nose clean for the most part. It will be fascinating to see how 2022 pans out for RFK.

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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