Carl Michael Edwards was born on August 15, 1979 in Columbia, Missouri in the United States of America to his parents Nancy Sterling and Carl Edwards Snr. The man weighs approximately 85 kilograms and stands at 1.85 metres tall.
Carl Edwards Early Life And Education Details
In 1997, Mr. Carl Edwards graduated from Rock Bridge High School and proceeded to take his college education at the University of Missouri in his hometown after getting assistance from the university. Three semesters into his engineering program at the university, Carl opted out of school. Before he hit the racetrack, he was a substitute teacher.
Carl Edwards Marriage Details
Katherine Downey got married to the love of her life, Michael Edwards a little over a decade ago, on January 3rd, 2009. The two have two children, Anne Edwards and Michael Edwards. This was following his huge achievements and awards in the car racing industry. Katherine is a medical doctor and is supportive with her husband’s career. The two met at a party in 2006 and dated for three years before getting married.
Carl Edwards Racing Career
The 40 year old has an outstanding record in American stock car racing. Michael Edwards, as he known made his big break in 2002 at the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for MB Motor Sports. Carl is first cousins with Ken Schrader, a race driver removed from NASCAR some years back. While getting into stock car racing, Schrader advised Carl to first learn and practice driving on dirt tracks before fully getting into it.
In 2003, he won the first race in Kentucky and earned the title ‘Rookie of the Year’. Carl made his debut in ‘The Nextel Cup Series’ in 2004. He began his fulltime career in 2005 with Roush Fenway Racing. The former racer won the NASCAR Busch Series in 2007. In 2008, Carl finished second to Jimmie Johnson in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, making 2008 his strongest year yet.
In 2009, most fans expected Carl to challenge Jimmie Johnson for the championship on the track. Unfortunately, earlier that year he survived a tragic car crash at Talladega. In 2010, he had a controversial win at the nationwide race at the Texas Motor Speedway. He however, later lost the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Series in 2011 to Tony Stewart. Famous for doing a backflip from his car after his first win and in result saving himself from a fall.
In 2012, Carl Edwards lost the Nation Wide Series but did not lose hope. He went on to win two races the following year in the Sprint Cup Championship (2013). In 2014, he joined Joe Gibbs driving the famous No. 19 Toyota Camry. He has won a list of matches competing in many races. In 2017, Fox Sport reported that the legend announced that he was retiring from racing, replaced by Suarez Daniel. He stated that, “I don’t have a life raft I’m jumping onto. I am just jumping, and in a way, that makes it easier. This is a pure, simple, personal decision”.
In his lifetime, Carl Edwards has acted in television shows and series such as ‘Logan Lucky’, ‘The Price is Right’ and ‘24’.Some of his favourite films are ‘Cast Away’, ‘The Gladiator’ and ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’. In his free time, he likes to travel the world. He also has a passion in music and owns a record label called Back40 Records. The label record was a partnership with his long-time friend from high school. Carl also loves to listen to old rock and RnB. His favourite bands are Bon Jovi and The Scorpions. He has also been featured in magazines such ‘Men’s Health’ and ‘ESPN, The Magazine’ and in an ‘Under Amor’ commercial.
Carl Edwards Net Worth
Carl brings passion, contribution and hardwork on the racing ground. The racing industry is an easy one to get into but not a very easy one to navigate and conquer. The Leo however got into the game and earned his respect and fame in equal measure. Carl Edwards has achieved his success in a relatively short period through putting in a lot of commitment to his craft. This pushed him to the heights he is now in, bringing his net worth to 50 million dollars.
Carl Michael Edwards the second, has proven that it is possible to juggle between car racing, a record label, film and travelling the world while at the same time making time for family. Goes to show why he has won the hearts of many to racing.