Saturday, August 2, 2014

Carl Edwards: 'We're not competitive enough to win the championship'

   Carl Edwards believes Roush Fenway Racing has made improvement in recent weeks and that optimism was echoed by his teammate Greg Biffle on Friday at Pocono Raceway. 

   But Edwards believes the organization still has work to do if he or any of his teammates are going to be a threat to win the Sprint Cup Series championship this season when the Chase gets underway in September.

   “Other people’s opinions don’t really mean much in this sport as far as performance is concerned. Right now, we’re not competitive enough to win the championship, so talking about whether or not we are doesn’t really matter," Edwards said. 

   "It’s simple to see every weekend from the results, so we have to do better and we know that. The good thing is that we have time and we have good, hard-working people. So, if we can be better and continue to move forward, then we have nowhere to go but up.”

   RFR announced last weekend that Edwards was leaving the organization at the end of the season.