Interview with Carl Edwards
THE GREEN LANTERN IS ON YOUR CAR THIS WEEK. CAN YOU BE A SUPERHERO ON THE TRACK? "I don't know about that, but, I tell you what, the Green Lantern is a bad dude. I found that out. It's really neat to be involved. Brendan Gaughan came over and he said, 'I can't believe you've got a special paint scheme your first race.' So it's really neat to be involved with that. If we finish the race and don't make anyone mad and learn something, then I'll feel like a superhero."
WHAT ADVICE DID BRENDAN GIVE YOU? "He gave me some good advice and it was along the same lines as what Jack and everyone else has told me and that's to just have faith in what you feel. It's not a whole new world, it's the same idea - go out there and get the car balanced, just like we did in the trucks. It was neat to talk to Brendan because he made it clear. He was like, 'If you feel it doing this, just say this is what it's doing. Don't get overwhelmed by all the peripheral stuff,' so that was helpful advice."
DID HE TELL YOU TO HAVE FUN? "Brendan never has to tell anyone to have fun. That guy is an example walking around of how to enjoy yourself, but, yeah, that's the other side of it too, to enjoy it. Jack always jokes around and tells me that we're not here to have fun and then he cracks a smile. I'm always the guys saying, 'Man, I had a blast. Jack, I really enjoyed it.' He's like, 'That's OK Carl, but that's not what we're here for.' So, hopefully we'll have a good time."