Edwards Will Race In Atlanta Despite Broken Foot

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Carl Edwards broke his right foot playing
frisbee, and the preseason favorite to win NASCAR's championship
will be on crutches this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

But Edwards says he will race in both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series races.

Edwards is fifth in the Sprint Cup Series standings with two races remaining before the title-deciding Chase for the championship begins. Because of his series-high nine wins last season, he was widely considered the favorite to end Jimmie Johnson's run of three straight titles.

Edwards is second in the Nationwide standings, but cut Kyle Busch's lead to 192 points with a win last weekend in Montreal.