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Carl Edwards’ last win came at Texas Motor Speedway. Now the track is honoring him

Carl Edwards feels the need...the need for speed!

Edwards will have the role of Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell played by Tom Cruise in the 1986 classic "Top Gun" in Head Over Body animation
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Edwards will have the role of Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell played by Tom Cruise in the 1986 classic "Top Gun" in Head Over Body animation

You can’t write Carl Edwards’ racing story without Texas Motor Speedway. It’s fitting it was the site of his last NASCAR Cup victory.

Edwards surprised many when he retired after the 2016 season, just months after he took the checkered flag at TMS’ fall race. Edwards delivered in a must-win situation to put him into the championship round, taking advantage of a quick pit stop and being the leader at the right time of a rain-shortened race.

Nothing wrong with career win No. 28. It also marked his fourth career Cup win at Texas. So it comes as no surprise that Edwards is the next member of the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame, as TMS announced Thursday.

Carl Edwards, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing and tenth in the series, talks about The Chase and the upcoming AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway November 4th.

Edwards will be honored during next month’s fall race weekend. The ceremony will take place on Nov. 3 at the track’s Speedway Club. The event will also recognize the track’s 2017 honorees such as team owner Joe Gibbs (Bruton Smith Legend Award), Cup driver Kevin Harvick (2017 racer of the year) and Xfinity driver Christopher Bell (sportsmanship award).

Fans interested in attending the ceremony that serves as a fundraiser for the Speedway Children’s Charities- Texas Chapter may purchase tickets for $75, which includes a gourmet Texas barbecue.

Based on "Step Brothers", starring Will Ferrell and John C. Riley, the short features slapstick from the original.

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