Carl Edwards will be behind the wheel of the No. 19 Toyota.
Huntersville, NC (SportsNetwork.com) -
Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Tuesday that Carl Edwards will drive a fourth car for the team in the Sprint Cup Series in 2015.
Edwards, 35, will be behind the wheel of the No. 19 Toyota. Arris Group Inc., a telecommunications equipment manufacturing company, will serve as primary sponsor for his team in 17 Sprint Cup races next season. JGR has yet to name a crew chief for the team. Neither the length nor the financial terms of Edwards' contract with JGR were disclosed.
"This is one of the biggest days in Joe Gibbs Racing's history," team owner Joe Gibbs said. "To be able to bring a driver the caliber of Carl Edwards on board to launch our fourth team is just a thrill."
Drivers rally around Stewart
By Chris Symeon, Motorsports Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
While Tony Stewart continues to grieve in an undisclosed location following the death of Kevin Ward Jr., many of his fellow competitors in NASCAR remain supportive of Stewart and are defending his role in the tragic accident.
Stewart, a three-time champion in NASCAR's premier series, struck and killed Ward during a sprint car race on Aug. 9 at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park. Stewart has missed the previous two Sprint Cup Series races. Regan Smith substituted for him this past week at Watkins Glen International, and Jeff Burton filled in over the weekend at Michigan International Speedway.