Edwards excited about RoC debut

NASCAR Sprint Cup runner-up Carl Edwards says he is excited about making his debut in the Race of Champions this weekend

Edwards excited about RoC debut

Edwards, who missed out on this year's Cup title to Jimmie Johnson at the last race, has taken advice on the event from Johnson and Jeff Gordon, who have both contested the Race of Champions in the past, and is looking forward to taking on the range of champions from a variety of motorsport disciplines.

"I'm very excited to go to London for the Race of Champions, we're gonna have a good time," he said. "Jimmie and Jeff told me it was a really awesome experience and I get to go race with guys like Michael Schumacher, that will be cool."

"My trainer, Dean, he's a huge Michael Schumacher fan He wears a Ferrari hat at NASCAR races when he's with me just because he knows he should be wearing one of my hats. If we can keep Dean under control when he sees Michael Schumacher, we'll be fine!"

Edwards admits that it will be tough to adjust to several different cars with little time for preparation.

"I've seen videos, but I don't really know what it's gonna be like to drive the cars," he said. "They look like a lot of fun and it looks like you've got to drive them hard. Those guys, a lot of them, are so good at the road course stuff and grew up racing go-karts and things like that, so I'm sure I've got a lot to learn.

"I think we get very minimal practice once we get there and supposedly one of the tough parts is that everyone gets only a few laps. I'll really have to focus on those few laps, go back to the hotel and make sure I go through a lap in my head.

"They say it's real easy to stall the cars on the start, it's really easy to be too aggressive and there's not a lot of room for error."

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