Carl Edwards: The man who would be king

Carl Edwards: The man who would be king

As part of our Sprint Cup season preview, autosport.com NASCAR correspondent Diego Mejia talked to 2008 Sprint Cup runner-up Carl Edwards to find out that he plans to go one better in this year's Chase

With a testing ban in place and no significant rule changes for the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, it's hard to see how anyone can stop Jimmie Johnson from winning an unprecedented fourth consecutive title. But Carl Edwards believes that with a little bit of luck he can be the man.

By anyone's standards, 2008 was an impressive year for Edwards. A total 16 times he performed his trademark backflip during the NASCAR season, winning nine races in the Sprint Cup to finish runner-up to Jimmie Johnson, and taking seven victories in the Nationwide Series, where he was runner-up to Clint Bowyer.

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