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Report: M&Ms may sponsor Carl Edwards if he moves to JGR

Jun 19, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

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Carl Edwards may soon order his next Subway sandwich with a side of M&Ms.

If Edwards leaves Roush-Fenway Racing when his contract expires at season’s end and joins Joe Gibbs Racing next season – as has been rumored for the last several months – his primary sponsor could be M&Ms, according to a report by Motorsport.com.

Citing unnamed sources, the report claims that if M&Ms/Mars Co. – which has been Kyle Busch‘s primary sponsor since he joined Joe Gibbs Racing in 2008 – moves to Edwards’ car, Busch would likely then see current associate sponsor Monster Energy elevate its program to primary sponsor status on his car in 2015.

The Motorsport.com report also cited unnamed sources in asserting that JGR reps have begun recruiting personnel for a potential fourth Sprint Cup team for next season. If true, that is the most glaring indication to date that the Edwards-to-Gibbs rumors may have validity.

Of course, everything is hypothetical at this point, as Edwards continues to refuse to discuss his contract status and future.

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  1. manik56 - Jun 19, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    What on earth has happened to Roush Racing?

    • iwearshoesinhentucky - Jun 19, 2014 at 9:04 PM

      That’s an excellent question

    • buckie16 - Jun 20, 2014 at 1:53 AM

      I would trust what Jack has said. They are behind on the new aero & ride height stuff. The new Ford R&D center will be of tremendous help, I’m sure, thought I do not think that will be on-line in time to salvage this season.

    • z1123 - Aug 16, 2014 at 2:58 AM

      Mark Martin left for Hendrick

  2. grgstrickland - Jun 19, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    I don’t see those jap yodas running any better than fords,want to win,drive a chevy or convince mopar to return to nascar.

    • techmeister1 - Jun 19, 2014 at 7:50 PM

      No class, ignorant comment.

      M&M is probably looking to dump potty moth Kyle.

      • iwearshoesinhentucky - Jun 19, 2014 at 9:05 PM

        Never heard of a potty moth, maybe a potty butterfly.

      • fave88 - Jun 20, 2014 at 10:08 AM

        Agree. Edwards is a much better fit. He has much more class.

  3. buckie16 - Jun 19, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    (aka) This Just In: We, hereby, confirm the existence of unsubstantiated rumors! Nice try, BUT …rumors are, by definition, IN-valid! And there is no such thing as a validated rumor! In fact the two words have practically opposite meanings & uses of the two in the same sentence pretty well defines this “news” as nothing more than unsubstantiated hearsay.

  4. timincal - Jun 19, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    It does not matter where Edwards ends up.he will never win a tittle. He is just another generation of Missouri drivers who are just meant to be “almost was” like Mark Martin. Rusty Wallace was the last driver from the “show me “state to win a Cup title. The state just does not produce exceptional top quality drivers. Wisconsin no longer does either. If he moves to Toyota that fact will be for certain. He should be talking to Petty they run Fords there. They have a pretty good driver in the 43 this year.
    He has been running in front of Edwards almost every race.

    • johnjensen2719 - Jun 19, 2014 at 10:57 PM

      Mark Martin is from Arkansas …

    • fave88 - Jun 20, 2014 at 10:11 AM

      Not talking about “titles,” whatever that is. Do you mean, sir? All they are talking about is maybe Carl will be a fourth Gibbs car and he will have the M&M’s sponsor.

  5. techmeister1 - Jun 19, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Buy there are some real arse clowns on here with ignorant comments.

  6. alongthegulf - Jun 20, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    I can understand a candy sponsor would want a driver with a spotless image to represent them. True, Kyle Bush can run his mouth way too much. It often come back to bite him. But Carl Edwards? He doesn’t have a spotless image either. At least Kyle didn’t try to put another driver in the stands like Cousin Carl did with Brad. Carl says all the right things during interviews, but be a completely different when not if front of the cameras. M&M’s can do better!

  7. pitpenguinsrulez - Jun 20, 2014 at 12:46 AM

    This is probably the most comments I’ve seen on a nascar article on here in a quite sometime

  8. camino409robert1026 - Jun 20, 2014 at 5:05 AM

    I might purchase some Mars products if they get their product off of the Kyle Busch car. Until then it’s Hershey products or nothing!!!

    • z1123 - Aug 16, 2014 at 3:02 AM

      Either way, stay fat you effing idiot.

  9. bowtiebilly - Jun 20, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    if you have watched Edwards over the years, he has a hair-trigger temper….polished and under control most of the time …..but don’t let your guard down

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