FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06:  Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Sport Clips Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Sport Clips Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Carl Edwards named to NASCAR’s 75 Greatest Drivers list

Carl Edwards, the popular Missouri native who punctuated his wins with a backflip, was named to NASCAR’s 75 Greatest Drivers list on Monday.

Edwards won 28 times in the NASCAR Cup Series, beginning in 2005 at Atlanta Motor Speedway for owner Jack Roush and ending in 2016 at Texas Motor Speedway for Joe Gibbs.

Between that time, Edwards finished as high as second in the Cup Series standings twice — in 2008 and 2011. Edwards’ thrilling battle with Tony Stewart in 2011 came down to a tiebreaker, with Stewart clinching the championship based on more wins that season.

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