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Not long after nightfall, Edwards will be home in Columbia, Mo., a daunting list of tasks completed in about 10 hours, thanks to the Cessna.
Edwards, 36, is far from the first NASCAR driver to own and pilot a plane, but he might be one of the most active in the sky lanes.
There, Edwards is more or less a regular Missourian, playing with the kids, running a combine on the Edwards family farm, riding his bicycle over hill and dale. Carl Edwards performs his trademark backflip after winning the Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. Edwards also won the 2010 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway the following week.
In one of the most memorable crashes in recent NASCAR history, Carl Edwards flips and sails into the catch fence at Talladega Superspeedway while racing Brad Keselowski for the win on April 26, 2009.
Flying is both work and hobby for Edwards, who traces his love for planes to his childhood, when he and his father, Mike, built models, a pastime that ultimately led to the family taking a flight in a rental plane when Carl was 8.“It was the greatest thing ever,” he said. He had been racing cars but also had his eye on being a military pilot, maybe a fighter jock of the skies.
He moved faster in racing than in the air, however, and, by the age of 25, he had a full-time ride in the Sprint Cup Series with team owner Jack Roush.
Veteran stock car racer Ken Schrader, Edwards’ cousin, played a role in the young driver’s early racing exploits.
As a teenager, Edwards spent time in Schrader’s North Carolina racing shop.“He came down and helped us for a while in the shop and then came back,” Schrader said. He said, ‘I’m down here, and I’m going to wind up driving your ARCA car.’ I said, ‘No, you’re not.
"She's a mother, she's a wife and someone I cared about."Beard, a former Olympic gold medal swimmer, describes Edwards as self-absorbed, insanely jealous and controlling in their two-year relationship from 20.
“My first year at Roush — the net amount I made was all in the bank except for ,000. I was going to save every penny I could.”Edwards still lives in his childhood home — a nondescript three-bedroom in a Columbia subdivision. He is open to fans and competitors and other fellow travelers while with the racing circus, but he is intensely private at home and looks upon Columbia as sanctuary for his family.
Unlike the situation with several other top drivers, Edwards’ wife (a physician at the University of Missouri Department of Physical Medicine) and children are rarely seen at racetracks and almost never make pre-race appearances along pit road.
I’ll drive it or somebody who has a sponsor will.’“I told him to go back home and race.
He said, ‘I don’t have any money.’ I said, ‘Guess what, nobody does when you start doing this.’ ”Schrader loaned Edwards an old school bus that Schrader had modified into a race-car hauler.