Carl Edwards to Join ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’ as NASCAR Analyst


Carl Edwards will be getting more face time.

Starting this weekend during the Brickyard 400, the Roush Fenway driver will join ESPN's SportsCenter as an analyst. He will be a weekly guest and offer his insights after each Sprint Cup race on ESPN.

"To be able to get out of the race car and immediately give the fans a driver’s perspective will be something new and different,” Edwards said. "I’m looking forward to being a part of the ESPN team."

Edwards has 16 Sprint Cup race wins and currently sits in the No. 10 spot in the Sprint Cup standings. If he qualifies for the Chase for the Cup, it will be his fourth consecutive season qualifying for the NASCAR playoff. With his winning pedigree, he looks forward to the broadcast experience.

"The neat part about this is I’ll be getting out of the race car, walking straight down to the studio and giving my insight into the race," he said. "I think it will add a different dimension to the coverage, and I’m glad ESPN is giving me the opportunity to do this."

The Brickyard 400 will begin Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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