19 days until the Daytona 500, here's a history of the No. 19 in NASCAR
FEB 2, 10:21a ET | Tom Jensen
Rotowire: Dec 4 / 8:48a ET
News: Joe Gibbs Racing is changing the complexion of its Sprint Cup crew chief line up for 2016. Sources have confirmed to Motorsport.com that Darian Grubb will no longer oversee the No. 19 ARRIS/Stanley Tools Toyota driven by Edwards. Dave Rogers, who is currently crew chief for the No. 11 FedEx team and Denny Hamlin, is expected to move into the role.
Impact: It looks like there could be some musical chairs brewing at Joe Gibbs Racing among the crew chief lineup. Rogers is rumored to be heading to Edwards' team to replace Grubb. Mike Wheeler is expected to be named chief over Hamlin's No. 11 team. Edwards had a somewhat lackluster debut with Joe Gibbs Racing last season, so the change in leadership will hopefully spur the No. 19 team to greater things in 2016.
Rotowire: Nov 20 / 2:25p ET
News: Edwards was fastest in opening practice for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Friday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 175.143 mph.
Impact: The Joe Gibbs Racing star beat out Brad Keselowski to be fastest in the first 85-minute session at the South Florida oval. Edwards was the only driver to touch the 175 mph plateau in this practice for Sunday's season finale. The veteran driver has excellent career numbers at HMS, and he should challenge the Top 5 in Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400.
Rotowire: Nov 8 / 4:00p ET
News: Edwards finished fifth in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon.
Impact: Edwards has always liked racing the Fort Worth oval, and it shows in his historical records at the track. So it was a great time for the No. 19 Toyota team to visit Texas Motor Speedway. While other drivers struggled with handling, Edwards made his Top-5 finish look rather pedestrian by comparison. His seventh Top-5 finish of the season keeps him alive in the Chase for the Cup. Edwards travels to Phoenix next week fifth overall in the standings just 7 points back of fourth-place Martin Truex Jr. and the last transfer spot into the Championship 4.