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NASCAR At Fontana: Carl Edwards Needs Sprint Cup Points, Might 'Bust Out This Week'

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The NASCAR season is now well underway and Carl Edwards is a bit out of his typical position at No. 15 in the Sprint Cup standings. Coming up to the next race in Fontana, Edwards has some work to do to make up ground. Its’ no surprise, then, that Fox Sports’ Larry McReynolds believes Edwards is the driver to watch this weekend.

“I’m continuing to observe and watch closer and closer the 99 car,” says McReynolds. “Carl (Edwards), it’s still early and I don’t want to have a knee-jerk reaction here, but I’m a son of a gun if they aren’t starting to take a little bit of a look that Denny Hamlin and the 11 team had last year after losing the 2010 championship. They may bust out this week and lead a bunch of laps and win the race.”

After tying in Sprint Cup points with Tony Stewart in 2011, Edwards has endured a slow start in 2012. That can change very quickly with an impressive weekend in southern California.