Carl Edwards is off to a great start with three wins in the first seven races, but he’s not ready to start thinking about the Cup championship just yet.
“It’s awfully early in the season,” said the Roush Fenway Racing driver who is 10th in the season standings.
“Our Ford Fusions are so good right now that it’s really a joy to drive them but, if there’s one thing that’s certain this season, it’s there is going to be change,” Edwards added.
“Things are going to happen through the season. People are going to change things and, hopefully, we can stay on top of that change and be just as fast at the end as we are now.”
Two-time reigning Cup champion Jimmie Johnson agrees that Edwards’ No. 99 is the car to beat right now.
“Roush last year showed they were moving in the right direction and had a lot of speed,” said Johnson, who is winless but sixth in the points. “I thought maybe the No. 17 (Matt Kenseth) would come out of the gate and be the lead driver and team at Roush, but it’s turned out to be the No. 99.
“It’s not really a surprise. Carl is a great driver. ... They’ve set a very high mark for the start of the season and we’re all trying to catch up.”