Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 12, 2010) – Carl Edwards winning his 50th NASCAR career victory this past weekend in Texas has only been a part of the memorable wins that he has gathered so far this season. From his win at Gateway International Raceway to the inaugural win at Road America, Edwards has been busy working hard on and off of the track.
One of his efforts came as a result of his victory at Road America where on October 25 it was announced that Edwards had teamed up with one his NASCAR Nationwide Series sponsors Copart, Inc. to auction off some of his personal memorabilia. Included in the auction is the Harley Davidson motorcycle he won from Road America, a race-used fire suit, the hood of his No. 60 Copart Ford and an autographed pit crew uniform. Edwards’ intention is to donate all auction proceeds to Back2Back Ministries’ orphanages.
Copart.com started accepting maximum bids on October 25. However, the final live auction will take place on November 15. To date, the motorcycle bid is up to $5,800, the fire suit is $500, the hood is $250 and the crew shirt is at $125. Using social media to promote this auction, Copart estimates that over 600 people have signed up as new members on Copart.com with the hope of helping Edwards in his charitable cause.
Between now and the live auction on Monday, November 15, fans are encouraged to visit Copart.com for a chance to own a piece of Carl Edwards’ history. Once a member, folks can place their bid on any of the Edwards’ memorabilia and enter a sweepstakes with a chance to win one of 500 No. 60 Copart Ford die cast cars.
About Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing is NASCAR’s largest team operating eight motorsports teams. Four in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with drivers Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and David Ragan; and four in the Nationwide Series with Edwards, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Colin Braun, and Paul Menard. For more information on any of the Roush Fenway Racing teams, log onto www.RoushFenway.com. Become a fan of Roush Fenway Racing on Facebook by going to http://www.facebook.com/roushfenway. And for sponsorship inquiries please contact Robin Johnson at 704.720.4645.