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Atlanta win leaves Edwards hungry for more

Originally Published: October 30, 2005
By Rupen Fofaria | Special to ESPN.com

After Jeff Burton told team owner Jack Roush that it was time for him to part ways with Roush Racing, Roush didn't want to waste any time grooming his next star. He threw Carl Edwards into the mix, making him a Nextel Cup racer with 13 events left in the year.

The consequences: Edwards would lose his rookie status for 2005, but gain some knowledge in return.

That knowledge was gained faster than Roush thought. As the 2004 season winded down, Edwards posted a career-high third-place ...

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