KANSAS CITY, KAN. — In 2011, the last time Carl Edwards’ contract was up, he nearly wound up at Joe Gibbs Racing and his ongoing negotiations to remain at Roush Fenway Racing made headlines that dragged on for months.
This year, Edwards is in another contract year, but he’s handling things very differently. Having learned his lesson three years ago, Edwards isn’t talking about where things stand with his negotiations.
"You guys know that I don’t like to talk about that stuff in the media," Edwards said Friday. "To me, that is business and I have made the mistake of letting that turn into a big media thing before, so I would rather not talk about that and keep that between me and Jack (Roush, team co-owner) and Steve Newmark (RFR president)."