Carl Edwards is a well-known former professional stock car racing driver from America who is known for performing a back-flip off his car for a victory celebration. Edwards is the winner of the NASCAR Busch Series Championship in 2007. In 2011, he almost won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. His big break came in 2002 at the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Let’s find out how much is Carl Edwards’s net worth in 2018.
Carl Michael Edwards II was born on August 15, 1979, in Columbia, Missouri to his parents Nancy Sterling and Carl Edwards, Sr.
He completed his schooling in 1997 from Rock Bridge High School. Following that, he went to the University of Missouri in Columbia and studied engineering, but dropped out after three semesters for a career in racing.
In January 2009, Carl Edwards got married to Katherine “Kate” Downey. They are the parents of two children named Anne and Michael. He is the cousin of Ken Schrader. It has also been revealed that Edwards is the great-great-great grandson of former US President Rutherford B. Hayes. He is also referred as “Cousin Carl.”
In 2002, Carl Edwards competed in the 7 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for MB Motorsports. He went on to finish at 8th in the Kansas Speedway. Following that, he finished at 38th in the Busch Series’ Bost Motorsports. By 2003, he became a full-time competitor.
By 2005, he became a full-time driver of Busch Series and the Nextel Cup. In March of the same year, he won the Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Aaron’s 312. This was followed by a win at the Golden Corral 500. In May 2007, he won the Nextel Open.
Edwards won the Citizens Bank 400 in June 2007. His sixth career cup came at the Bristol Motor Speedway’s Sharpie 500 in the 2007 season. In November of the same year, he won his first NASCAR Busch Series Championship.
His strongest year was 2008, where on he won the UAW-Dodge 400, 2008 Auto Club 500, Samsung 500, and the Pep Boys Auto 500. In 2009, Carl Edwards survived a violent crash and had a winless season. He won the Road America in June 2010. This was followed by winning the Kobalt Tools 400 in 2011.
In 2012, he won the NASCAR Nationwide season. He is also the winner of the 2014 Food City 500. He retired from professional car racing after the 2016 season.
Awards & Achievements
In 2005, Carl Edwards won the award of Rookie of the Year from the NASCAR Busch Series. He won the award of the NASCAR Busch Series Most Popular Driver in 2007. In 2007, he was the winner of the Prelude to the Dream. He is also the winner of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race in 2011. In 2015, he won the Coca-Cola 600 and Bojangles’ Southern 500.
Net Worth of Carl Edwards
Carl Edwards has an estimated net worth of more than $70 million. He made this fortune from his career as a professional stock car racing driver. Additionally, he is also the winner of the Nextel Prelude to the Dream in 2007 and has also participated in the 2008 Race of Champions. Part of his wealth also comes by appearing in films and television. He is also the winner of the record label called Back40 Records. Edwards has appeared in the cover of various magazines.
Carl Edwards is considered one of the most popular car racing drivers in the world. It has been rumoured that he will be running for the U.S. Senate seat in 2018. His popularity also made him appear in WWE Raw and many other television shows. In 2017, he was seen in the movie ‘Logan Lucky.’