Newly signed Joe Gibbs Racing driver Carl Edwards enters the 2015 season with high expectations.
“I plan on winning 10 races and the championship,” Edwards declared during an interview with Jay Glazer on Sunday.
Just two years ago Matt Kenseth, who like Edwards once raced for Roush Fenway Racing, won seven races and finished second in the championship standings.
“People will be like, ‘Ah, he’s crazy.’ But if we don’t win the championship, it will not be a success,” Edwards said.
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“Everyone’s putting in these resources to win a championship, and that’s what we’re going to do.”
As for who has been key in helping Edwards with his transition to JGR?
“Matt Kenseth has helped me a lot. We started as teammates (at Roush),” Edwards said. “I didn’t understand Matt. I wasn’t the best teammate when I came into the sport.
“There’s a couple things. I’ve been doing this 10 years, and I don’t have a title. And two, I didn’t have the best relationships with my teammates.
“Now I know I need to work together. I think I come in here a lot more humble and wanting to learn from these guys.”