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Carl Edwards to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015

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Carl Edwards will join Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015 and compete full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, JGR announced on Tuesday

In July, Edwards announced that he was leaving his 11-year partnership with Roush-Fenway Racing and would not be with them for 2015. 

"This is one of the biggest days in Joe Gibbs Racing's history," said JGR founder and owner Joe Gibbs. "To be able to bring a driver the caliber of Carl Edwards on board to launch our fourth team is just a thrill."

Edwards will drive the No. 19 Toyota Camry and will be sponsored by ARRIS Group, Inc. for 17 Sprint Cup races. 

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Edwards is currently eighth in the Sprint Cup standings, with two wins and five top-five finishes so far this season. 

In his career, he has 23 Sprint Cup Series wins. His highest season finish was runner-up to Tony Stewart on a tiebreaker in 2011. 

- Molly Geary

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