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

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.

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.

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