Carl Edwards psyched about bracket competition

Fri, Apr 16
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 Carl EdwardsGeoff Burke/Getty Images/NASCARCarl Edwards is one of the competitors in the DirecTV NASCAR Head-2-Head Knockout competition.

Carl Edwards has modeled for magazine covers, acted in hit TV shows, started his own music label and recently became a father for the first time. All of that outside of driving for NASCAR.

So two races on Sunday shouldn't be a problem.

Edwards is one of the competitors in the DirecTV NASCAR Head-2-Head Knockout competition that kicks off at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. The challenge is set up in a bracket system, with drivers going head-to-head in a race within the race. Whoever finishes higher moves on.

Edwards thinks the use of brackets could draw some new fans and grow the sport.

"You know this is the first time something like this has been done and I'm hoping that it catches on," Edwards said. "This was the first year I filled out a March Madness bracket. Mine was terrible, but I still had more fun and it got me more into basketball."

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