07/21/11 05:09 PM
JGR is a fantastic place to work / drive for. The Gibbs treat everyone in their organization like family. They say they are Christians and they live the part of Christians.
Roush Fenway is also a great place to work and drive for.
I honestly believe that there is NO WAY IN THIS WORLD that Carl Edwards is leaving Roush Fenway. Even is he asks for more money than Roush is willing to pay him, Ford will come to the rescue and make up the differance.
If Ford lets another Top driver slip away to a rival car company, I would be shocked.
Ford has lost the following TOP drivers to rival car manufacturers over the last 20 years:
There is NO WAY they can let a driver of Carl Edwards caliper go. No way.
Ford LOVES Carl Edwards, and so does the media. He is a fantastic spokesperson. ALL of the networks racing shows want him on their shows for an interview. He usually always says the right things when a camera or microphone if stuffed in his face, even when it happens immediately after the race is over, and no matter what type of mood he is in.
Carl has done some dumbass things off-camera, like what he did at Martinsville to Kenseth on pit road a few years ago. And what he did to Harvick in the garage area a few years ago.
If Ford lets Carl leave and go to Toyota, Dodge, or Cghevy; it would add to their long list of blunders relating to Top drivers in NASCAR.
Hell, they paid for marcos Ambrose to leave JTG and go to Petty. Is they were willing to spend money to do that, they will spend money to keep Carl Edwards.
Look what Chevrolet and GM did in paying JGR to release Tony Stewart from the final year of his contract. I believe that Ford will pay Carl whatever money he wants to stay at Roush and drive a Ford, as long as it's reasonable.