NASCAR: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not Heading Into Richmond

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NOT – Carl Edwards

A couple of weeks ago Carl Edwards scored his first top-10 finish of the season when he ran 10th in Texas. Last weekend in Bristol Edwards looked as though he had a top-five wrapped up before he wrecked in the closing laps and ultimately finished 24th.

Through the first eight races of the season there have been a few times where Edwards has had a top-10 car only to finish outside of the top-10.

While it’s reassuring to know that bad luck stole one away from you, it’s not reassuring to have it happen over and over again. At some point Edwards is going to have to start logging better finishes and this weekend in Richmond might as well be the place to start doing that. Edwards is by no means having a poor season but he and his fans will be the first to tell you that they expected him to be in a much better spot at this point in the season than he currently is right now.