Carl Edwards went hiking in the Arizona hills Saturday. It felt like a bit of a revelation when he realized, Im in a great mood!
Recent events would make anyone miserable; Edwards was in five crashes during Speed Weeks in Daytona. Even though none of them seemed his fault, that gets a race-car driver thinking.
Ive handled it the same way I have in the past; keep working as hard as I can to maintain confidence, said Edwards. There are cycles; ups and downs. Am I doing the right things? As long as I do that, whether or not we win 10 races a year, Im OK.
Then Edwards was asked if these times raise doubts.
I go into every race thinking were going to win, Edwards replied. Some people would consider that insanity the way weve run.