NASCAR decided to allow an open testing session on Tuesday, December 11 and today, Wednesday December 12 at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Sprint Cup Series and the new Sixth Generation Car. It was an opportunity that some drivers and teams took while others like Roush-Fenway Racing and driver Carl Edwards did not. Motorsports 101 debates whether Carl Edwards should have been at the test.
After a Bad 2012 Season the Answer is Yes – By Clayton Caldwell
Carl Edwards not showing up to the test was really surprising. I understand that Roush-Fenway Racing makes the chassis and engines on both Richard Petty Motorsports and the Wood Brothers Racing team, but that doesn’t mean Edwards and company should skip out on the test just because they don’t feel like going.
We know Roush-Fenway Racing has the money to go to the test. Their race shop is the closest geographically to Charlotte Motor Speedway, so traveling isn’t an issue. It’s even a bigger deal because we have a new racecar. Again, I...