For Carl Edwards 2015 remains to be shrouded in mystery. Edwards is currently driving for Roush Fenway Racing where his contract is set to expire at the end of the season. RFR has already promoted Trevor Bayne to a full-time ride in 2015 and with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Greg Biffle expected to return, a fourth car would have to be added to make room for Edwards. While a return to RFR is certainly still possible, it would appear that other teams now have a window to try to sign Edwards.
One team, Richard Childress Racing has apparently made an attempt to add Edwards in 2015. Bob Dilner reported at the end of Fox Sports 1 NASCAR Race Day that RCR and Edwards had been in contact about Edwards joining RCR in 2015. Dilner went on to report that Edwards listened to the offer but ultimately said “no.” Although the details of potential deal were not made available, it was made clear that Edwards was not interested in the offer.
RCR currently fields three cars in Ryan Newman (No. 31), Austin Dillon (No. 3) and Paul Menard (No. 27). There is no word if the talks with Edwards were about adding a fourth car to their current stable or replacing one of their current drivers. Although the details are not known they essentially are irrelevant since Edwards declined the offer.
With RCR apparently out as a 2015 landing spot for Edwards you can add them to a list that already includes Team Penske. Earlier this week Team Penske released a statement saying that they were not interested in the services of Edwards in 2015. Add to that the fact that Joe Gibbs Racing won’t comment on the situation and RFR isn’t saying where they stand; Edwards options might be thin come next season. While its a sure thing that Edwards will be running somewhere next season, I dare say that many believed he would have already locked a deal up at this point in the season.