Carl Edwards will join Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2015 season giving the organization four full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams. The moves were announced today at the company’s headquarters in North Carolina, where JGR oversees Toyota drivers Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth. ARRIS Group, Inc. will sponsor Edwards in the No. 19 Toyota Camry for 17 races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Edwards is currently eighth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings with two wins, five top-five and nine top-10 finishes thus far this season.
The 35 year old Edwards has 23 Sprint Cup wins in 360 career starts, all with Roush Fenway Racing. RFR announced earlier this season that Edwards would not return. In 11 seasons, Edwards has finished in the top-five in points four times, including runner-up finishes in 2008 and 2011. Edwards won the Nationwide Series title in 2007. He also has six career Camping World Truck Series victories.
Joe Gibbs Racing has won 114 Sprint Cup races and three championships (Bobby Labonte, 2000; Tony Stewart, ’02, ’05).
Edwards will drive the #19 car.